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Southwest Florida


Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum

For all those who have ever searched for the perfect shell, the Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum is a rare find. It is the only museum in the United States solely devoted to shells and the mollusks that create them. This accredited natural history museum is home to world-renowned malacologist José H. Leal, PhD, marine biologists, and highly-educated volunteers who are passionate about the study of shells, mollusks, and protecting our oceans’ amazing biodiversity. Among its many educational programs, the Museum offers school programs, community outreach programs, and daily beach walks.

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Collier Museum at Government Center

Collier Museum at Government Center offers exhibits and galleries that capture the full panorama of local history. The main gallery offers over 10,000 square feet of displays, plus a traveling exhibit room, lecture hall, native gardens, restored Naples cottages, archaeology lab, Seminole village, Calusa Indian camp, and more!

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Golisano Children’s Museum

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C'mon) is a brain-building powerhouse and Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. C'mon offers 30,000 square feet of permanent and temporary interactive exhibits and galleries, Backyardville, a Family Resource Library, Discovery Classrooms, a Garden Café, and a Museum Store. This safe and wonderful place inspires children and families to have fun while learning together.

Featuring Big League Fun, a traveling exhibit exploring the science and math behind baseball and Spring Break Camps (March 12-16)

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Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch

Originally home to cattleman Robert Roberts and his family, this 13-acre historic site and museum features exhibits, programs, and fifteen original buildings that tell the story of cow hunters, ranchers, and pioneer-spirited families who struggled to tame this vast wilderness prairie on the edge of the Big Cypress Swamp. Featuring the Immokalee Cattle Drive & Jamboree, March 10.

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Marco Island Historical Museum

Marco Island Historical Museum explores Southwest Florida’s Calusa Indians and brings this vanished civilization to life with displays and a recreated village scene. Temporary exhibits trace this island paradise from its early pioneer roots as a fishing village, pineapple plantation and clam cannery, through its explosive growth in the 1960s.

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Museum of the Everglades

Opened in 1927 as a commercial laundry, Museum of the Everglades dates to a time when construction of the Tamiami Trail was underway and the settlement of Everglades served as the first County seat. Permanent and temporary exhibits feature an in-depth look at over 2,000 years of area history.

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Naples Depot Museum

Set in Naples’ first passenger train station, the restored Naples Depot Museum takes visitors back to Florida’s railroading heyday and tells how technology and transportation helped Naples grow from a village of 300 souls to today’s glittering Gulf Coast resort. Featuring Florida Transportation History: Planes, Trains, & Automobiles (& Steamboats too!), March 7

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