What To Do In Florida: Learn something new at the Imaginarium Science Center

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The Imaginarium (credit: HolidayTripper.com)

The Imaginarium (credit: HolidayTripper.com)

Florida Vacation Guide to the fun stuff to do at the Fort Myers Imaginarium

When you’re approaching the Imaginarium in Fort Myers, it’s basically impossible to miss. All you have to do is look up! That’s where you’ll see the large water tower-type structure with the word ‘Imaginarium’ written in large, brightly colored letters.

You’ll enter the Imaginarium through the gift shop which is chock full of high-quality educational toys, books and souvenirs. After you pay your admission the counter attendants will give you a detailed overview of the property and all of the shows and events that are taking place on that particular day. You’ll want to know, after all, what time the 3D movie starts and when the touch tank will be open.

Exhibits

Test your problem solving skills at the brain teaser station. See what it feels to be in a hurricane. Let the kids loose on the Dino Dig. If you have preschool aged children with you, you’ll have a hard time getting them out of the special area just for them, full of toys and games that will allow them to use their imaginations like a pretty extensive Farmer’s Market station and a puppet theater.

Theater

Take in a 3D movie or an entertaining and educational Animal Encounter presentation in the Theater-In-The-Tank. The show (whether a movie or a live presentation) will teach you lots about nature and some of the animals that live in this part of Florida. If you’re brave, you’ll even have a chance to touch a baby alligator or a snake!

Animals

Explore the Animal Lab and visit the fish, lizards, birds and other creatures that live in the Fort Myers Imaginarium. Head to the touch tank when it’s time for the sting rays to be fed. You’ll have a chance then to touch their velvety skin. Don’t worry – they don’t eat people!

Planning your visit

  • Visit the Imaginarium Monday through Saturday: 10am-5pm and on Sundays from noon-5pm.
  • Admission for Adults (age 13-54) is $12, for seniors (over 55) $10, for students $8 and children under 2 are admitted for free.
  • The Imaginarium is located at 2000 Cranford Ave, Fort Myers, Florida, 33916

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