Accessibility & Amenities

Our mission is to provide an exciting, inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn, and dream together.

All Museum exhibits meet Florida’s Sunshine State curriculum standards, and all are accessible for individuals with developmental, hearing, physical, social/emotional, and visual challenges.

Listed below are some of the services and amenities offered to ensure everyone’s visit is both comfortable and convenient in addition to educational and fun. If there is anything else we can do to accommodate you and your individual needs during your visit, please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Inventioneer's Lab


  • Doors: The main entrance and backyard doors open automatically.
  • Wheelchairs: Standard wheelchairs are available for guests to borrow during their visit at no cost on a first come, first-served basis. Please inquire at the Visitor Services Desk on the first floor of the Museum.
  • Drinking Fountains: Accessible fountains are located on both floors of the Museum next to the restrooms.
  • Elevators: A public elevator is available for use and may be accessed on both Museum floors. The elevator is located on the first floor past Visitor Services.


  • Accessible restrooms are located on both floors.
  • Three sets of unisex restrooms are in the Museum and are available for individuals requiring assistance from family members or companions.
  • A family (unisex) restroom is located near the Tot Lot on the first floor of the Museum.


The sensory bin at the front desk contains several items that guests can use for the duration of their visit to CMON.

  • Weighted Blanket: Provides a calm-inducing amount of pressure on the body, similar to the feeling of being hugged, swaddled, stroked, or held; the pressure from a weighted blanket can actually help provide comfort to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) from feeling over-stimulated and allow them to relax; for anxiety, weighted blankets puts your nervous system into “rest” mode, helping to slow a quickened heart rate or breathing
  • Weighted Seek & Find: Provides deep pressure to the lap area to help calm and organize as well as allowing guests of various physical/mental abilities to enjoy a great game of Seek & Find; the weight is also a great way to pull in bilateral strengthening when shaking it up
  • Child Sized Noise Cancelling Headphones: Noise canceling headphones can be an effective tool for helping individuals with ASD, SPD, and other disorders cope with loud environments, ambient noise, or sounds they find overwhelming
  • Timer: Visual cue serves as a reminder of time passing to help focus and stay on task; assists in time-to-task management or for empowering children to conquer their own schedule; break apart playtime, activities, and lessons into smaller segments


The Children’s Museum of Naples recognizes the right of people with disabilities to be accompanied by their service animals*. Therefore, people with service animals will be allowed full access to all areas. Service animals must be on a leash and credentialed and must be in the control of the person with a disability or their companion.

*The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 2010 Regulations define a service animal as “any dog that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Other species of animals, whether wild or domestic, trained or untrained, are not service animals for the purposes of this definition.” C.F.R. § 35.104 and § 36.104 (2010).

Girl and her service dog