The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples makes community a priority. With the support of the Naples Children and Education Foundation grant funds, we are able to dedicate significant resources towards initiatives that enhance education in the lives of all children and families in our community through the C’mon experience. Through a variety of programs, we strive to make the museum accessible to all families within our community so that everyone has an equal opportunity to play, learn and dream together.
Pre-K Programs: C’mon’s conducts outreach visits each year to several pre-k schools in Naples and Immokalee offering field trips and a Family Day to these organizations so both children and adults can benefit from the education experience of the Museum.
Shelter Night: Once a month we open the museum to families in shelters in our community.
Sensory Night: The fourth Tuesday of every month, from 5-7pm, we are open to those families and organizations whose members have sensory sensitivities. Sound & light are turned down in an effort to allow all families an opportunity to play and learn together.
Membership Cards: A membership card is offered to our partnering organizations to be checked out by participating families for free Museum entry.
Family Science Nights
When C’mon provides one of three options for Family Science Nights (S.T.E.A.M. Night, Adventures in Nanoland, and Pre-K Science Night) at a local school, the space comes alive with interactive science experiments, demonstrations, and educational fun for the entire family. Through the experience, families are able to visit up to 16 stations providing a hands-on activity that takes science technology, engineering, art and math content to the next level. Not only do the participants learn exciting new discoveries about the world around them, future careers, the use of trial and error, they also exercise their social skills. C’mon provides the school with a full curriculum, advertising support and financial support (when available). As the evening is presented in conjunction with volunteers from the school, our educators also provide on-site teacher training and interactive science mentoring to all facilitators prior to the event.
Please contact Carolyn Williams at (239) 260-1600 for more information.
Teen Intern Program: Our Teen Intern Program seeks to promote professional development and career skills in high school students. Teens with 50 hours of volunteer service at C’mon or one of our partnering organizations are invited to apply to this program. Teens focus on setting goals, engaging in a variety of jobs at the museum and getting a well-rounded skill building and mentee experience so at the end of the program, they have a better idea of what type of career might appeal to them. To learn more about becoming a Teen Intern, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.