The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples makes the community a priority. CMON dedicates significant resources towards initiatives that enhance education in the lives of all children and families in our community and access to the museum and our programming.
EBT Program: CMON has joined the Museums for All initiative that provides access for EBT, SNAP, and WIC cardholders. Museum fees can be a barrier for many under-resourced families. Cardholders receive a deep admission and membership discount, when shown with a photo ID.
Discovery Night: CMON regularly hosts community organizations that serve children and families for a special visit to the museum, providing a safe and secure environment for their families and/or caregivers.
Exceptional Night: Once a month, the museum is open late for partner organizations and the general public for a sensory-friendly event. The museum is modified to meet the needs of children with sensory disorders, such as muted sounds and lights.
Library Access Program: Public libraries in Charlotte, Collier, and Lee Counties each have passes that can be checked out for free admission to CMON for a family of four.
Pre-K Programs: CMON conducts outreach visits each year to several preschools in our local area. Our Museum Educators bring hands-on STEAM-based lessons directly into the classroom.
Community Events: CMON also strives to be in the community at events where children and families will be. If you are interested in having CMON appear at your community event, please fill out this online form.