Last updated: 8/28/2020
Naples, Florida
Street Address
15080 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109
Mailing Address
15080 Livingston Road
Naples, FL 34109
phone: 239-514-0084
e-mail: info@cmon.org
web: www.cmon.org
Hours
Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday10 AM - 5 PM
Sunday11 AM - 4 PM
Members ONLY
Monday - Tuesday, Thursday - Saturday9 AM - 10 AM
Admissions
Annual Memberships available: Discounts for ACM Reciprocal Members
General Admission: $10
Members: Free
Children under 1: Free
Services
Gift Shop
Cafe/Restaurant
Staff
Beth Housewert, Director of Play and Learning
phone: 239-514-0084
Dena Rae Hancock, Executive Director
Description

The Golisano Children's Museum of Naples (C?mon) is Southwest Florida's first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station.

Children can become a weather forecaster, a farmer, a chef, a fisherman, an artist, an architect or a veterinarian; explore the cold of an igloo, the whoosh of the wind, the sound of the sea, the effects of water and the colors of the rainbow. Throughout the day special activities encourage our guests to get involved, try something new and be energized.

Mission

"To Provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn and dream together."

History

C'mon opened in 2012 within the North Collier Regional Park with 38,000 square feet of interactive exhibits and programs. Visitors experience innovative activities and programs in science, history, arts, culture, music, health, life skills & more.

Artifact Collections

C'mon has a collection of over 2,000 works of art and artifacts.

  • Our collection of American art, exhibited in the Loos Art Gallery, contains paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture featuring children and animals.
  • The O'Connell World Collection contains over 1,800 ceremonial, decorative and everyday objects from 145 countries assembled over the course of 50 years by Dr. Ernestine O'Connell exhibited in the World Cafe.
  • A selection of artifacts are also displayed year-round on the second-floor Collections showcase where visitors can catch a glimpse of our curator at work.
  • Educational Programs

    Educational programs are ongoing throughout the year. From school group exploration, to parenting workshops, to surprise activities, to special events, C'mon give children of all ages the opportunity to learn through play and exploration.

    Facilities

    Over 38,000 square foot Museum with more than 13 exhibit galleries, classrooms, amphitheater, maze and outdoor exploration space. Visit www.cmon.org for a virtual tour.

    Publications

    Monthly-e-newsletter and annual C'mon In magazine

    ADA

    C'mon is fully accessible regardless of physical or learning abilities. Sensory Nights scheduled once a month where the sounds and lights are turned down to reduce sensory stimulation for individual with autism, physical and special mental abilities.

    Wheelchair Accessible

    Parking

    Restrooms

    Services

    In addition to exploration and interactive exhibits, C'mon offers unique gifts and educational items in the Museum Store and healthy food and drink options in the Garden Cafe.

    Gift Shop

    Restaurant

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