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Bugs, Birds, & Butterflies Family Day

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Inviting all entomologists and ornithologists! Join Collier Museum at Government Center to explore the fascinating creatures that make a home in your backyard. What’s the buzz about bees and why they’re so important to our earth? Which flowers attract butterflies? You'll learn the answers and get the opportunity to plant a mini garden! Make a […]

Preschool Program: Meet the Calusa

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Learn about the earliest tribe in southwest Florida in an approachable way for your preschooler! Get a hands-on experience with the kinds of artifacts they left behind and enjoy kid-friendly Calusa crafts.

Burmese Pythons: Research and Removal Efforts in Southwest Florida and What You Can Do to Help

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Join Conservancy biologist Ian Bartoszek to better understand the effects of the invasive Burmese python in the Everglades ecosystem. Since its inception in 2013, the Conservancy's python program has been able to remove adult pythons weighing in at over a combined 26 thousand pounds, with Florida's largest specimen measuring up at an astounding 215 pounds […]

Ice Cream Social Family Day

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Ice cream socials are a traditional gathering, dating back to the 18th century in North America. The first one recorded in America was in 1744, when Maryland governor Thomas Bladen served ice cream for a dinner party. Ice cream for dinner? Yum! “Float” in for a good old-fashioned time and enjoy a treat of your […]

Preschool Program: Creepy Crawlies

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Your little bug will learn about the creepy crawlies that call Florida home in this preschool-friendly exploration of entomology! Enjoy cute crafts and hands-on activities, but don’t worry — no real bugs will be present.

Schoolhouse Rocks Family Day

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Can you imagine what it was like to learn in a one-room schoolhouse? Discover the fun and see what it was like in the “olden days” of schooling! Was there only one bathroom? Where did the students go for lunch? Take a hands-on approach to history with activities inspired by institutions past. Learn how to […]

Roadside Attractions: Everglades Wonder Gardens

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

In 1936 the Piper family established a roadside attraction called Reptile Gardens to attract people traveling on the newly opened Tamiami Trail. As the animals and botanical exhibits grew, they changed the name of it to The Wonder Games to appeal to visitors. In 2017 it was named a historical preservation by the Bonita Springs […]

Summer Homeschool Day: History of Florida Fishing

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Fishing in Florida is a tale as old as time. From fishing for sustenance and survival to enjoying it for sport and pleasure, people have been plying Florida’s waters for thousands of years in hopes of landing “the big one.” At Collier Museum at Government Center’s Summer Homeschool Day, learn the history of Florida fishing […]

Preschool Program: Pioneer Playtime

Collier Museum at Government Center 3331 Tamiami Trail E, Naples, FL, United States

Long before there were singing baby sharks and rescue puppies, pioneer children of early Florida were making the most of the limited fun resources they had around them! In Pioneer Playtime, your preschoolers will get to play pioneer games, learn about farm animals, and see what it was like to be a pioneer kid.