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Plan your Field Trip to the IMAG History & Science Center

All Field Trips Include the Following:

  • FREE “Animal Encounter” – 20-30 minutes (live demonstrations at 11am & 2pm daily)
  • FREE On-Your-Own Discovery in the Hands-On Exhibit Halls – approximately 45 minutes Hands-On Hall, Mind Magic, Animal Lab, SEA-to-SEE Touch Tank & Aquaria, Fossils, WIMG-TV Weather Station
  • FREE Self-Guided Tour of Outdoor Exhibits – 20-30 minutes Fish-Eye Lagoon, Tortoise Corral, Caloosahatchee Experience, and FPL Solar Array
  • FREE use of Picnic Area – for lunch or other activities
  • Museum Store – offers fun and educational items (only 8 students allowed in at a time. Must be accompanied by a chaperone)

Price per students and chaperones: $5.00 each

**Lee County Schools receive $1.00 off student admission**

** 15 student minimum**

**Visits are scheduled for 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM**

**Groups who reserve a field trip and do not show will be billed a $50 no show fee**

  • 3D Movie – $2.00/ticket

Fusion Studio TIFF File

  • Workshop – $3.00-6.00/per student 30-45 minutes 

Enhance Your Experience with a Workshop!

**Workshops Not Available June-August**

In addition to exploring the museum’s exciting exhibits, IMAG also offers an assortment of educational workshop programs based on the Next Generation Sunshine State Standards to enhance the exhibit experience or complement your classroom curriculum. All workshops feature a live demonstration or hands-on activities and include a complete curriculum guide listing the standards addressed, vocabulary terms, recommended resources, as well as pre-visit and post-visit activities. Workshops are 30-45 minutes in length plus additional time to explore related exhibits. Note: Must reserve 3 hours for trips including workshops.

IMAG Workshop Program Selections

Prices: – $3-6/per student 30-45 minutes 

All workshops except for” Something’s Fishy” cost an additional $3 per student. “Something’s Fishy” costs $6. Workshops require a minimum of 15 students.

  • Currently Unavailable “Alligator Antics!” – Get an up-close look at a live specimen and learn about our Official State Reptile to see just what they hide behind that toothy grin. (Recommended for Grades 1-5)
  • “Dinosaur Discovery!” – Discover the science of paleontology as you examine some fabulous fossil finds to unearth secrets of the past and create your own fossil! (Recommended for Grades 1-3)
  • “Engineering Adventures!” – Experiment with simple machines, including levers and pulleys.  Learn about the Engineering Design Process before trying your hand at designing and engineering your own creations! (Recommended for Grades 4-8)
  • “Exciting Electrons!” – Explore atomic structure, magnetism, and electricity and even build a real, working electromagnet. (Recommended for Grades 3-6)
  • “Magical Matter!” – Learn about the different states of matter and create your own crazy colloid to take home. (Recommended for Grades K-5)
  • “Wild Weather!” – Learn the science behind our wild, wacky, weather & create weather measurement tools. (Recommended for Grades 1-4)
  • “Something’s Fishy!” – Create fish prints in the Japanese art of “Gyotaku” while learning basic fish anatomy. (Upgrade to T-shirts for an additional $3 per student!) (Recommended for Grades 1-4)

Click on the button below to learn more and to make a reservation!

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Know Before You Go! FAQ

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Outreach “To-Go”

Can’t come to us? We’ll come to you!

Choose from a list of workshops that we will bring to you!

  • Alligator Antics!
  • Dinosaur Discovery!
  • Engineering Adventures!
  • Exciting Electrons!
  • Magical Matter!
  • Something’s Fishy!
  • Wild Weather!

Cost is $2/mile and $150 for the first class (30 students maximum) with a 50% discount for each consecutive class (same selection— same day). For more information, see the PDF document to the right.

Click on the button below to learn more and to make a reservation!

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IMAG would LOVE to host your next Family Night!

IMAG History & Science Center is now offering Family Science Nights!  Your reserved Family Night will include IMAG coming to Your School with the Following:

  • 9-12 stations with engaging and educational activities!
  • Two hours of fun and family learning for your students and their families!
  • Training for your staff and volunteers (15-20 individuals required) by a professional museum educator!
  • Simple instructions designed to ease your staff and volunteers through the night!
  • Take-home activities and prizes for your students and their families!

Click on the button below to learn more and to make a reservation!

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