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School Break camps are designed for students ages 6 to 12 when school is out. Campers explore Edison's "living laboratory" while our educators, called "Wild Wizards," teach topics in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math), history and the natural world. This popular three-day camp teaches the basic logic of computer science. Campers will explore loops, switches, and functions that make up the building blocks of a video game. They will get to take home a drive with their creations…Find out more »
Join us for a 5k run and walk to benefit preservation at the Edison and Ford Winter Estates and the Fort Myers Track Club scholarship fund. Advance registration is required. Register online at https://www.ftmyerstrackclub.com.Find out more »
Join us for our tree lighting ceremony to kick off the 46th annual Holiday Nights celebration! Guests can participate in the countdown with Dave Elias from NBC-2 when the historic Mysore Fig on the Ford property will be lit with thousands of animated lights choreographed to holiday music. Female vocalists, The American Sirens, will perform shortly after the tree lighting. The event is sponsored by Bob Dean Supply, Florida Power & Light, Sunbelt Rentals, and TriCircle Pavers. This year's theme…Find out more »
Join us for our annual Bromeliad Show and Sale in partnership with the Caloosahatchee Bromeliad Society! The judged show will take place on the museum porch, next to the Garden Shoppe. Bromeliad growers will have tents under the oak trees, near the historic Banyan and will offer hundreds of different species, including exotic and rare plants for sale. Several experts will be on hand from the Society to answer questions about Bromeliads. A limited number of garden carts will be…Find out more »
Join us for a special Boondoogle Palm Crafting Class! Local artist, Megan Kissinger, will teach participants how to make woven crafts that they can take home. In pioneer days, crafts made from palm fronds were often given as gifts. Many types of items were made with palm crafting, including hats, wreaths, fans, mats, and even fly swatters. This type of weaving was popular in southern folk art, when crafters wove green palms from Florida’s state tree, the Sabal or Cabbage…Find out more »