IMAG On The Go
The IMAG offers outreach to schools and local communities! We bring the richness of Southwest Florida’s history, habitats, and culture, as well as STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education to you and your organization.
There are four family night topics to choose from. Book one for each quarter!
Choose among these four entertaining topics for your school’s innovative, engaging, and educational family learning experience. Reserve now, and let us help you organize a night to remember!
Family Nights are meant for up to 400 participants.
- 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
- 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
The cost for an IMAG Family Night in your school is $750 for up to 400 participants.
Family Night: 9 hands-on exploration stations engaging students in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math!
Nine hands-on exploration stations allow students to discover the minor science in a BIG way! From creating a circuit to learning mystery shapes, students will zoom into Nano!
Ten hands-on exploration stations demonstrating proper health and nutrition practices while exploring the science behind making good choices!
Eleven hands-on exploration stations expose students to the interdisciplinary and crosscutting concepts of science, math, art, and related technologies!
Have a large-scale science show right at your school!
Pick from the themes below to schedule yours today! Themes rotate throughout the year, please select a theme based on when you would like to schedule your assembly. Each show lasts 30-45 minutes long.
Price: $300 (1 show up to 150 students), $550/ 2 shows, $750/ 3 shows, $900/ 4 shows (plus $2 per mile travel fee)
- Fire and Ice: Chill out with cool dry ice and liquid nitrogen demonstrations and then heat things up with fire tornadoes, Whoosh tubes, and a rainbow assortment of fireballs as you learn about the chemistry behind some of our most chilling and fiery demonstrations! (recommended for grades 3-6)
- High Voltage: Experience the electrifying side of science! Have a hair-raising encounter with our Van de Graaf Machine! Become part of a human circuit with our Sci Tubes! Use static electricity to make objects levitate or race across a table! Dance on a yoga mat piano with Makey Makey! (recommended for grades 3-6)
- The Wright Stuff: Take flight with us as we explore the forces of motion, principles of flight, and history of flight! We will slingshot gliders and make them float in mid-air. We’ll use leaf blowers to make beach balls hover over our heads and giant vortex cannons to shoot massive smoke rings! Be sure to duck as rockets zip towards the ceiling, drones swoop over your heads, and rolls of toilet paper are unraveled and launched into the audience! (recommended for grades K-6)
- Mad Science Lab: Step into our lab and meet our resident mad scientists! Watch as they make crazy chemical concoctions that fizz, bubble, change color and even erupt! (recommended for grades K-6)
- The Glow Show: We’re turning out the lights and turning up the glow! Learn about bioluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence through glow-in-the-dark experiments and demonstrations! Discover what makes glow sticks light up! Watch glowing Mentos fountains erupt! (recommended for grades 2-6)
- Blockbuster Science: Discover the science behind some of Hollywood’s special effects, explosions, and magical moments and be amazed by science demonstrations inspired by some of your favorite films! From making fireballs to shattering props with liquid nitrogen to creating creepy fog with dry ice, learn some of Hollywood’s movie tips and tricks in this fun show! (recommended for grades 3-6)
- Wheel of STEAM: Spin the Wheel of STEAM to determine what we do! The Wheel will be filled with all kinds of big, fun science, technology, engineering, art, and math experiments and demonstrations! This is an interactive show that focuses on the importance of STEAM! (recommended for grades K-6)
- Don’t Try This At Home: Get ready for a messy, hair-raising, explosive, freezing and dangerous show! Watch us create colorful fireballs, ignite giant Whoosh Tubes, light bubbles on fire in our hands, erupt a giant bubbling Nitrogen cloud, make paint cans explode, create arcs of lightning with our Van de Graff Machine and more! Each show will be a unique mix of some of our craziest demonstrations! Just remember: Don’t try this at home! Try it with us at The IMAG instead! (recommended for grades 3-6)
History Outreaches are now available!
A History Outreach is a fun learning experience that highlights rich local/regional history, and the science that made the area flourish. They’re great for groups, clubs, and office Lunch & Learns!
The appointments are flexible, request yours today!
- 45 min to 1hr presentation with a 15 min Q&A – $150
- $2 per mile expense added for travel.
- History Presentation options are included in the list below. Special requests will be considered.
- Photographic Tour of Ft. Myers (1hour): A tour of downtown Ft. Myers concentrating on the buildings and areas. A brief history of the buildings, the individuals involved in their construction, and changes over time.
- History of Cattle in SW Florida (1hour): Brief history of the “scrub” cow; its origins, adaptations to Florida climate. Specifically discussing the role SW Florida played in developing the cattle business.
- Establishment and the Early Settlers of Ft. Myers (45+ minutes each):
- Part 1: Brief History of the Fort from the establishment of the Fort to civilian settlement. Histories, reported incidents, and folklore of the lives of Manuel and Evalina Gonzalez, Joseph Vivas, John Powell, William Clay, and Nelson Tillis.
- Part 2: Histories, reported incidents and folklore of the Hendrys and their families and James Evans and their involvement in the civic, social, and political development of Ft. Myers.
- Influential Individuals (45+ minutes each)
- Part 1: History and the significance of their involvement in the development and improvement of Ft. Myers. George Shultz and Walt MacDougald.
- Part 2: Ambrose and “Tootie” McGregor and Dr. M.O. Terry.
- Part 3: Hugh O’Neill, Alberts A. Gardner, John Murphy, and D.A.G Flowerree
Frequently Asked Questions
The Reservations Department will email you two weeks prior to your scheduled reservation. You must submit your final head counts for students, teachers, and chaperones no later than one week prior to your reservation. The invoice will reflect the final confirmed headcount; no reductions in program attendance will be allowed after confirmation. Additional attendees, after the final headcount is confirmed, will be allowed and charged at the group rate provided that space is available in the programs or there is time to add additional programs.
All outreach programs must be paid in full prior to or upon the presenter’s arrival, unless prior arrangements have been made with the IMAG Reservations Department in writing via email.
Our Education team typically arrives at the determined location 1 hour before the beginning of the event. This time is necessary for program set-up and volunteer training.
An invoice will be sent to you on the time of booking. Final payment is due the day off the event in full. Any late payment wil incur a $50 late fee.
The IMAG requires two weeks’ notice for rescheduling or cancelling your reservation. Cancellations made with less than two weeks’ notice will result in a cancellation fee of $50. Reschedule requests made with less than two weeks’ notice will be based on availability and result in a $25 reschedule fee.