1380 Colonial Blvd. • Fort Myers
Tue-Sun evenings with select matinees
Broadway Palm is Southwest Florida’s Premier Dinner Theatre. The theatre’s season features the best of Broadway combining your favorite shows of the past along with the most recent musical hit sensations. Broadway Palm features nationally selected performers, dazzling sets and costumes and a live orchestra.
2505 First St. • Fort Myers
Walk among live oaks and lush gardens or relax in a rocking chair on the stately verandah as you watch the meandering river gently roll by… but, first join Mona and Jettie Burroughs, the privileged daughters of wealthy businessman Nelson Burroughs and his wife, Adeline, for a tour as they share their history and delightful tales of growing up in one of Fort Myers’ largest, most stately mansions. Self-guided audio and reading tours weekly 9am-1pm with prior reservation. Guided Tours 11am with prior reservation.
MUSEUM OF HISTORY
544 Cultural Park Blvd. • Cape Coral
Wed–Fri 11am-4pm & Sat 10am-2pm
Since its inception in 1987, the Cape Coral Museum of History has sought to discover, preserve, and share the history of Cape Coral. Operated by the Cape Coral Historical Society, the Museum exhibits artifacts, documents and photographs pertaining to the history of Cape Coral and Southwest Florida. With three buildings and two garden areas there is so much to explore!
15080 Livingston Rd. • Naples
Sun-Tue & Thu-Sat 10am-5pm
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) celebrates children’s curiosity. The nonprofit is a safe space that encourages children to play, learn, and dream. With 30,000+ square feet of interactive, hands-on exhibits, CMON provides child-centered educational opportunities with a vision to spark a passion for lifelong learning.
375 Sanctuary Rd. • Naples
Timed Admissions Daily 8am-1pm
Experience the world’s largest remaining, old-growth cypress forest. See wading birds, songbirds, otters, alligators, and more from our 2.25-mile boardwalk. As part of the western Everglades, Audubon’s Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary protects 13,450 acres of wetland marshes and other habitats for the benefit of wildlife and people. Blair Audubon Center open. Advance tickets required.
Clinic for the Rehabilitation
3883 Sanibel Captiva Rd. • Sanibel
Jan-July Mon-Sat 10am-4pm
Aug-Dec Mon-Fri 10am-4pm
CROW welcomes the public to its Visitor Education Center, designed to teach visitors of all ages about how they rescue, rehabilitate, and release animals back to the wild. Interactive exhibits teach the public about protecting wildlife and how to identify native and invasive species. Daily presentations at 11am. Guided hospital tours available with advanced registration.
1182 Market Circle • Port Charlotte
Charlotte Harbour Event Center
175 Taylor St. • Punta Gorda
Mon-Fri 10am-4pm & Sat 11am-1pm
& one hour before performances
Charlotte Players is Charlotte County’s oldest Performing Arts Organization. Their have been presenting live theater since 1961. Their Mission Statement is: ‘Charlotte Players, a volunteer organization, shall provide and promote quality theater arts programs to educate, entertain and enrich the Southwest Florida community.’
1495 Smith Preserve Way • Naples
The Conservancy has announced a monumental $4.5 million renovation and expansion of its Susan and William Dalton Discovery Center, which will add new interactive exhibits and galleries exploring areas of critical importance to the region. The Nature Center will remain closed during construction, and a reopening is anticipated winter 2022.
Land & Water Trust
15970 Bonita Beach Rd. • Bonita Springs
4600 Corkscrew Rd. • Immokalee
1295 Shady Hollow Blvd. W • Naples
3980 CR 850 • Immokalee
Hiking trails for you. If you love nature, explore old-Florida wilderness at the 4 different CREW trails. See alligators at CREW Bird Rookery Swamp, enjoy wildflowers along CREW Marsh Trails, photograph swallow-tailed kites at CREW Cypress Dome Trails or find a wildlife paw-print at CREW Flint Pen Strand Trails.
J.N. 'DING' DARLING
NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE
1 Wildlife Drive • Sanibel
Visitor Center: Mon-Sat 9am-4pm
Wildlife Drive: Sat-Thu Sunrise-Sunset
“Ding” Darling welcomes nearly one million visitors each year with wildlife watching, hiking, biking, paddling, nature boating excursions, free interpretive programs, and its free-admission Visitor & Education Center. The center features hands-on activities and the Refuge Nature Store, which benefits refuge conservation education, research, and land acquisition/restoration.
11000 Everblades Pkwy. • Fort Myers
box office: Mon-Fri 9am-5pm
The Florida Everblades are a professional hockey team in the ECHL and are affiliated with the Nashville Predators of the NHL. They offer family fun at an affordable price for everyone. Watch the next NHL stars today!
6900 Daniels Pkwy. • Fort Myers
Since its inception in 2001, the Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers has been the premier choral group in Southwest Florida. Its mission is to share significant choral works from classical composers as well as innovative new compositions. The 80-plus voice ensemble is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and gives back to the community through the generosity of its patrons.
FLORIDA REPERTORY THEATRE
2268 Bay St. • Fort Myers
box office: Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
& one hour before performances
Florida Repertory Theatre is a fully professional regional theatre company located in the heart of the Fort Myers River District. Performing in the Historic Arcade Theatre and the ArtStage Studio Theatre, Florida Rep brings over 90,000 visitors to Southwest Florida each year, to see nationally recognized comedies, dramas, new plays, and musicals. “As Good as Broadway!” - The
Wall Street Journal
GULF COAST SYMPHONY
The Gulf Coast Symphony is one of the most dynamic and innovative orchestras in the United States. The organization boasts three performance groups: a full symphony orchestra, a professional chamber orchestra, and its jazz collective. High-quality performances with both world-renowned and emerging artists, performing at the premiere performing arts venue the Barbara B. Mann Performing Arts Hall, plus another 100 nights of concerts at its new, more intimate venue, and educational hub, The MACC, its Music & Arts Community Center. The concert season includes musicals, ballet, classical, pops, opera, jazz, chamber music, and world music.
& Cohen Education Center
975 Imperial Golf Course Blvd. • Naples
Wed, Thu, Sat, Sun 1pm-4pm
The Museum is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a variety of special exhibits, events and programs. Public tours available – check website for details. School and Group tours available by appointment. Wheelchair-accessible and expanded parking. Pre-purchase of timed-entry tickets encouraged. “Best of the Gulfshore,” TripAdvisor and Yelp award recognition.
585 Park St. • Naples
They believe art can change lives and improve entire communities. Through their unique and engaging programs, classes, exhibitions, and events, Naples Art enhances community-wide appreciation for and understanding of the visual arts and supports artists of all ages and aspirations.
THE NAPLES PLAYERS
701 5th Ave. S. • Naples
box office: 10am-4pm
The Naples Players continually seeks to enrich, educate and entertain our community through a superior theatre experience. They are a premier community theatre, seeking to inspire passion for the performing arts through unparalleled access to the process, experience, and conversations surrounding the arts and our community.
NATIONAL ESTUARINE RESEARCH RESERVE
Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Rd. • Naples
Discover, see and explore Southwest Florida’s coastal environment with Rookery Bay. Experience interactive coastal and natural history exhibits including a marine-life touch tank and aquariums. Enjoy trails, nature programs, observation bridge and more. Kids and adults alike can explore the Center and discover the plant, fish and wildlife that call Rookery Bay Research Reserve home. Guided eco-boat and kayak tours are also available year-round.
THE SHELL FACTORY
& NATURE PARK
16554 N. Cleveland Ave. • North Fort Myers
Nature & Fun Parks: Mon-Sun 10am-5pm
Restaurant: Mon-Thu, Sat 11am-8pm,
Fri 11am-9pm, Sun 11am-7pm
Voted Best Family Amusement Center in Fort Myers! The Shell Factory (the kitschiest, coolest, wildest, wettest, tastiest, craziest place in Southwest Florida) offers all-day fun like rides and games, shopping, restaurants, an outdoor bar and live entertainment. Over 400 critters, many rescued, call The Nature Park home. Donations to the park’s 501(c)(3) charity sustain their care.
MARINE SCIENCE CENTER
718 Fisherman’s Wharf
Fort Myers Beach
The Original Museum, Nature and Science Center on Fort Myers Beach. Explore and discover the natural beauty of Southwest Florida. Learn about the unique ecology of the barrier islands and estuary ecosystem. Science Center Great for kids of all ages! Celebrating 30 years of Conservation through education.
SANIBEL HISTORICAL MUSEUM
950 Dunlop Rd. • Sanibel
May-July Tue-Sat 10am-1pm,
mid Oct-Apr Tue-Sat 10am-4pm
The Sanibel Historical Museum & Village exists to show visitors and residents alike what it was like to be a pioneer on Sanibel in the 1890s through 1940. They have nine authentically restored island homes that were moved from their original locations around the island to become part of their village. Through exhibits and stories, they aim to educate people in a fun way about the history of Sanibel. Visitors will feel immersed in the time period, as their buildings are set up to give visitors the experience of being back in the time of the pioneers.
THE STUDIO PLAYERS
Joan Jenks Auditorium
Golden Gate Community Center
4701 Golden Gate Pkwy. • Naples
Evenings 7:30pm, Sun Matinee 3pm select dates
Since 2013 The Studio Players has been coined 'The Spirit of Community Theater' and Naples hidden gem. The Studio Players cultivates a highly creative, inclusive, and collaborative environment in which professional artists and artists in training are encouraged to broaden their craft while engaging, entertaining, and challenging our diverse community with theatrical productions that range from alternative and contemporary to more established works. The Studio Players is a non-profit organization.
Community School of Naples
13275 Livingston Rd. • Naples
TheatreZone is a nonprofit, 501(c)3, professional equity theatre performing in-residence at the G&L Theatre on the Community School of Naples campus. Online at: theatre.zone. Follow TheatreZone on Twitter at TheatreZoneFL, on Instagram @Theatre.Zone, and on Facebook at facebook.com/TheatreZoneFL.
140 Tampa Ave. W. • Venice
Located just an hour north of Fort Myers, Venice Theatre is the second largest community theatre in the country and host of aactWORLDFEST, scheduled this season for June 20-26, 2022. Venice Theatre’s 72nd season features a variety of musicals, comedies, dramas, and concerts including ‘The Great American Trailer Park Musical,’ ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast,’ its original musical version of ‘A Christmas Carol,’ ‘Ain’t Misbehavin,’ ‘Hamlet,’ ‘To Kill a Mockingbird,’ and more.