Fort Myers Florida

Activities in Fort Myers for Families with Kids

Edison & Ford Winter Estates - As one of the nation's most visited historic homes, the estates include 20 acres of historic buildings and gardens, Thomas Edison's original rubber lab, a large museum, food and retail areas, and river cruises on a replica electric launch.

Located at 2350 McGregor Boulevard, Fort Myers. Phone: 239-334-7419

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sunday, noon - 5pm. Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

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Imaginarium

2000 Cranford Avenue
Fort Myers, FL 33916

239-337-3332

Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday, noon - 5pm

The Imaginarium hands-on museum offers exciting interactive exhibits for all ages including live animals, a hurricane simulator, wide-screen movie theater, dino dig, and an early-childhood area. There are daily hands-on fun shows and 3-D presentations.

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Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

3450 Ortiz Ave.
Fort Myers, FL. 33905

239- 275-3435

Hours:  Monday-Saturday, 9am - 5pm; Sunday, 11am - 5pm

Various amphibians and arthropods are waiting. The museum's interpretive displays address many issues affecting the area, from water resources to the plight of the endangered manatee.  The stars are also always out in the planetarium. 

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The Shell Factory and Nature Park

2785 N. Tamiami Trail
N. Ft. Myers, FL. 33903

239-995-2142

Hours: Sunday-Saturday, 10am-9pm

If you are in the mood to enjoy nature, ride the rides, 'shop til you drop,' or see some of Mother Nature's finest creations, then you've certainly come to the right place! Not only does the Shell Factory include a collection of common and rare shells, sponges, coral, fossils and sea life specimens, there are a host of other things to do and see as well.  For the fun seeker, there are arcade games, miniature golf, or even a radar gun to test the speed of a pitch at the pitching cage or perhaps bump into friends at the Bumper Boat lagoon.  The Nature Park features a petting zoo, environmental education center, and a botanical trail and garden.  It's a day of education and fun for the entire family.

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Everglades Day Safari

239-472-1559 or 800-472-3069

Hours: Safaris depart each morning at 7:45am and return about 5:30pm, call for location of pickup

Admission Charged

An Everglades Day Safari will be an exciting adventure through the different kingdoms that make up the "Everglades." Guests are accompanied by highly trained guides who discuss the past, present and future of this truly unique area.