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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.

Free

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 […]

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 […]

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.

Free

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 […]

A Deep Dive Into Weeki Wachee Springs

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

From local swimming spot to roadside attraction to state park, the only constant at Weeki Wachee Springs over its 75 year history is the mermaid performances. Join Rebecca Schwandt, historian and archivist, for a "deep dive" into the springs' past. Entertaining audiences since 1947, this unique roadside attraction has a natural spring with water at […]

Save Your Stuff: How to Protect Your Family’s Treasures from a Hurricane

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

The impact hurricanes like Irma and Ian have had are immeasurable, with the livelihood and infrastructure damage taking center stage in the aftermath. There is another kind of loss that occurs after a hurricane though, and that is the loss of beloved family treasures. Visit the Collier County Museums at the locations, dates and times […]

Collections Care for Kids Workshop

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

Are your kids' trading cards overloading the kitchen table? Are you stepping on loose action figure pieces? Are there bags of rocks and shells sitting in your garage that you’re “not allowed to throw out?” We want to help! Join us as we teach your kids the basics of collections care in a professional museum […]

Free

Gymkhana Family Day

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

Gymkhana was originally celebrated in 19th-century India and England and was a mix of athletics and equestrian events. “Field Day” originated in the military for maneuvers that were performed “in the field.” We’re combining field day with gymkhana for a fun-filled event! Run, bounce, or hop to Gymkhana Family Day where we will focus on […]

Preschool Program: Little Architects

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

Your little one will build up their building skills with this preschool-friendly introduction to architecture! Join us for a story time and hands-on activities, including designing their own structures and experimenting with different building materials.

Free