Museums

Southwest Florida Museum of History

Housed in the former Atlantic Coastline Railroad depot, the Museum is home to the history of Southwest Florida. Paleo Indians, the Calusa, the Seminoles, Spanish explorers, and early settlers are just a few of the people you will meet as you view our exhibits.

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Sunday from noon to 4:00 PM.

Adults - $9.50

3-12 years - $4.00

Under 3 years – free

2300 Peck St., Fort Myers, FL

239 332 5955

 

The Mound House: A Cultural & Environmental Learning Center

The Mound House is the oldest surviving home (ca. 1906-21) on Fort Myers Beach built on a Calusa mound overlooking Estero Bay. Experience old Florida at Mound House where Estero Island's oldest standing structure (ca. 1906-21) sits on an ancient Calusa Indian Mound. Through archaeology and history 2,000 years of island life are revealed in a variety of tours and educational programs.

Free Admission

289 Connecticut Street, Fort Myers Beach, FL

239 765 0865

 

Edison-Ford Winter Estates

Tours of the historical site include the homes, museum, laboratory and gardens. Thomas Edison and Henry Ford's Winter Estates in Fort Myers, FL offer tours of their exhibits including museum, botanical gardens and research laboratory.

Open daily 9:00 AM (Sunday until noon) to 5:30 PM, (last tour 4:30 PM)

Adults - $14.50

6-12 years - $7.50

Under 6 years – free

239 334 7419

 

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

Stroll through the 105-acre site with a museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas. 

Open daily 9:00 AM (Sunday until 11:00 AM) to 5:00 PM

 

Imaginarium Children's Museum

Let your child’s imagination run wild at the Imaginarium Children’s Museum.

Open daily 10:00 AM (Saturday and Sunday until noon) to 5:00 PM.

Adults - $7.00

3-12 years - $4.00 
239 337 3332

 

Collier County Museum

Enjoy five acres of native gardens, two early Naples cottages, swamp buggies and a logging locomotive as you journey back over 10,000 years of Southwest Florida’s unique history.

 

Lionel Train Museum

Witness the multi-level Lionel Train Display in action and help operate Lionel accessories.  Then ride the outdoor scale train pulled by live steam or diesel locomotives.  Explore the original 1909 Soo Line Caboose and the 1947 Club Car. 

Adults - $5.00

Children - $3.00

1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples, FL.

239 262 1776

 

Naples Botanical Garden
Naples Botanical Garden is creating a world class paradise that combines delightful cultivated tropical gardens with beautifully restored natural habitats.

Tel: 239 643 7275
fax: 239 649 7306
Email info@naplesgarden.org

Hours:
Open Daily 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Admission:
Members FREE
Adults - $9.95
Children 4-14 - $4.95
3 and under free

 

Artis-Naples

Home of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the Baker Museum Artis-Naples is the premier artist consortium in Southwest Florida, hosting more than 400 events a year including world class dance, opera, classical and popular music and Broadway musicals.

Hours:
October 1, 2010-June 30, 2011
Tuesday-Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Sunday, noon – 4:00 PM.

Admission:

General: $8.00 adult, $4.00 student
January 12th – March 20th: $12.00 adult, $6.00 student

Contact:
5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard, Naples, FL 34108
239 597 1900, 800 597 1900

Area Activities

5001 Coconut Road, Bonita Springs, Florida, USA, 34134