16 Aug2017August 16, 2017
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NISE Network Grant Awarded to C’mon

NISE Network Grant Awarded to C’mon

C’mon was awarded the NISE Network Grant in 2017, which enabled the Museum to host The Explore Science: Earth & Space program and prepare for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21st. The Explore Science: Earth & Space program included exciting science, take-home materials, and engaging discussions about science and society. Children in our Homeschool...

23 May2017May 23, 2017
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Housewert Gets a GAIN on Learning

Housewert Gets a GAIN on Learning

Beth Housewert, Director of Play and Learning at the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) recently graduated from the Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce program GAIN—Growing Associates in Naples. GAIN targets young professionals 21-40. The focus is building great friendships, connections and roots in the community. Housewert found GAIN to be both informative and empowering....

09 May2017May 9, 2017
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The Heart of a Giving Volunteer

The Heart of a Giving Volunteer

This month, C’mon honors Merle Payne as an outstanding volunteer that has given more than 1500 volunteer hours to C’mon since starting in October 2012. Merle has a professional history in education. She began as teacher, a staff developer, and assistant principal for NYC Public Schools. While working in the school system before becoming an assistant principal, she...

01 May2017May 1, 2017
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Cupcake Investigations

Cupcake Investigations

Happy 5th Birthday, C’mon! In the Art Studio, our little friends helped us celebrate turning five years old in the month of April. One of our activities was our Cupcake Investigations Sensory Bin. We filled the sensory bin with cake mix, pipe cleaner candles, cupcake sized containers, cupcake liners, ice cream scoops, and brightly colored...

24 Apr2017May 1, 2017
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Explore the Art: Beasts at Dawn

Explore the Art: Beasts at Dawn

Welcome to our new monthly blog series, Explore the Art! A Gallery Designed for Children The collection represents the first such collection of fine art at any children’s museum in the country. On display in the Loos Art Gallery, the works of art in the collection are hung at four foot centers off the ground...

12 Apr2017May 1, 2017
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Sew Much Fun in Curious Kids!

Sew Much Fun in Curious Kids!

In the Curious Kids room, designed for our 8 to 14 year old friends, children have many activities to choose from. New activities are offered every month. Anything from Marble Lego Runs to Name Aliens or Catapult Building to Sound & Vibration Stations with Tuning Forks. It may surprise you to learn that the sewing...

24 Mar2017April 12, 2017
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From Kitchens to Kids

From Kitchens to Kids

The Naples Woman’s Club presented the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (C’mon) with a check for $10,000 as part of the proceeds of their 2017 Kitchen Tour.  Ed Wollman, Board Chair for C’mon, accepted the check on behalf of the Museum. The Kitchen Tour supports scholarships for deserving youth and local organizations that support women...

16 Feb2017April 12, 2017
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Generosity Leads to Lasting Impressions

Generosity Leads to Lasting Impressions

Over the past 5 years, C’mon has received grant funding from the Naples Children’s Education Foundation (NCEF), founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival. Through their generous funding we have been able to give wonderful opportunities to children and their families who may not otherwise be able to visit the museum. Recently, I was speaking...

16 Feb2017April 12, 2017
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Junior Mentor Shines Bright

Junior Mentor Shines Bright

At C’mon we have various opportunities for children to volunteer their time. One such opportunity is our Junior Mentor Program. One of our Junior Mentors, Jesus, is an excellent example of the success of the program. Jesus became a member of the C’mon family as a member of our After School Program. He visited the...