NAPLES, Florida (March 7, 2023) – The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) is bringing back the highly anticipated fundraising event, Backyard Bash, on Saturday, April 1 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the museum. This year’s event is proudly sponsored by Ave Maria Development and proceeds will benefit CMON’s access-for-all program, which provides museum admission for over 8,000 families.

Adults 21+ are invited to feel like kids again as they play their favorite backyard games and enjoy the final March Madness basketball games. Enjoy dinner from local food trucks, a curated beer and wine beverage selection, live music by Wilder Sons, and chances to win exciting prizes. Dinner from local food trucks will be provided by Addison’s On The Go, Jewban’s Deli Dale, Tipsy Udder, and Wicked Streatery.

Tickets start at $125.00 and are available for purchase now! For more information about the event and sponsorship opportunities, contact Laura Richardson Bright at

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About the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON)
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a brain-building powerhouse and 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, and the effects of gravity. Throughout the day special activities encourage our guests to get involved, try something new and be energized. CMON offers a variety of interactive exhibits providing kids with education, play, learning, science, technology, engineering, inventions, space exploration, art, math, storybooks, creation, building, sensory, and child development.

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For more information about Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples, or to make a contribution, visit or call 239-260-1604.

Contact: Laura Bright
Chief Advancement Officer
Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
239-260-1604 |