Frequently Asked Questions

Q What can my young child do here? What about adults?

We have a range of family-friendly activities suited for all ages: the interactive Weather Hall and 3D movies as well as the aquariums and reptiles in the Living Lab are all especially suitable for younger children. 

Older children who like to build will have endless fun in the creative expanse of the Hands-On Hall, while animal lovers will be amazed at the many Animal Ambassadors residing here and the chance to touch and feed stingrays in the Stingray Bay Touch Tank!

We are not just a kids’ museum, either! Everything at the IMAG is meant for adults too. Enjoy the remarkable science behind the tricks our educators perform at our IMAG Live! Science Show, or soak in some of Southwest Florida’s unique history in the Walk-through History exhibit. There’s something for everyone at the IMAG.  

Q Do I need reservations?

No reservations needed! You can purchase tickets online through our portal, or simply pay at the front door. 

Q What does membership get me?

Not only does your IMAG Membership cover your family admission for the whole year on a rolling basis (e.g., if you join on October 4th, 2024, you’ll be set through October 31st, 2025), it also gets you reciprocal admission at 300 other locations around the country as part of the ASTC Passport program. You can find the whole list here.  

As a bonus, you get 10% off in our gift store, as well as discounts on IMAG camps, classes, workshops, and group events you choose to attend. 

And, of course, you get the joy of knowing you’re supporting IMAG’s efforts to foster the love of science and history in our local community.  

Q Do you offer gift cards or certificates?

We do not offer gift cards/certificates at this time. Instead, you can purchase tickets or memberships directly to gift recipients. 

For gifting tickets, please visit our General Admission page here. Please note that you DO NOT have to use your ticket on the date it specifies! These dates are for internal software purposes only. 

For gifting memberships, please visit our Membership page for tiers & gifting instructions!

Q Do I have to pay for both admission and membership?

If you’re excited about the IMAG community and decide to purchase membership before the end of your visit, we will apply your admission to the membership. We’re thrilled to have you! 

Q Can I donate an animal?

Please email our Senior Keeper emily@theimag.org to discuss animal donation.  

Q Can I book a field trip?

Please visit our Field Trips page for all field trip information, pricing, & the request form! 

Q Can I book a birthday party?

Please visit our Birthday Parties page for all our IMAG themes, pricing information, & the request form to schedule your party!

Q How do I volunteer? Are you hiring?

Simply fill out the volunteer form here and our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to you to arrange volunteering hours! You can also volunteer at STEMLab at Miromar Outlets.

All current job opportunities can be found on our Indeed page.

Q How can I stay informed about new exhibits and special events?

You can subscribe to our newsletter here! Members are also automatically added to the newsletter list. 

Q Do you have discounted admission for SNAP beneficiaries?

Yes! As members of Museums for All, we offer discounted admission for SNAP beneficiaries: $3 per ticket. Simply present your EBT card while purchasing tickets at the door.  

Q Can I smoke or vape at the IMAG?

The IMAG History & Science Center is a fully tobacco-free property. This includes vaping, and covers the entire property. We appreciate your cooperation!  

Q How do you pronounce that?

The IMAG is pronounced EYE-Mahg!