31 Produce & Mining Co.
U-pick is now for the summer Blackberries, mulberries, dragon fruit, papaya, bananas and various citrus. Go panning for gems instead of mining. We have lots of fun things for the family to do from showing kids how fruit and vegetables are grown while being able to pick you own food to take home to cook. Go mining for gems and fossils and finish the day up with some ice cream while sitting on the front porch! Call for an appointment for your field trip or group tour. Come see our new addition – Sulcata Tortoises. We now have a farm animal petting zoo & Butterfly Garden. No admission charges and food is available for feeding. We are closed on Mondays. Cafe hours are breakfast and lunch Tuesday – Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and Dinner Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights 4:30 – 8 p.m.
18672 State Road 31, Alva
There’s no place like Broadway Palm this summer as The Wizard of Oz lands on the Broadway Palm stage from July 2 through Aug. 13. One of America’s most beloved films comes to life in a musical that will captivate the entire family. You’ll hear songs from the delightful score you know and love such as “Follow the Yellow Brick Road,” “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” and “We’re Off to See the Wizard.” Performances are Wednesday through Sunday evenings with select matinees. There is a summer special for children 18 and under, tickets are just $25 for the buffet and the show.
1380 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Do you know how many patents Thomas Edison had or how many car models Henry Ford developed? Visit the 15,000-square-foot museum, botanic research laboratory, and historic winter homes on more than 20 acres of botanical gardens to learn about these two men and their inventions. Throughout the year, educational programs are offered for both children and adults, such as summer camp and painting classes. Plus, a new hands-on exhibit for families and children is coming soon! Come get inspired at Edison and Ford Winter Estates!
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers
IMAG History & Science Center
Bringing inspiration to life for more than 25 years, the IMAG is a family-friendly destination with fun, interactive exhibits, aquariums, history displays, a 3D theater, and more. Engaging our guests in the exploration of science, technology, engineering, math, and history, the IMAG offers hands-on experiences, educational programs, and more that advance our appreciation and understanding of our unique Southwest Florida environment while nurturing the imagination in all of us. Its newest exhibition is A Retrospective: 30 Years of Discovery, celebrating the art and science of the Hubble Space Telescope along with its images of beauty and splendor gathered from outer space.
2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers
The Shell Factory & Nature Park
Since the Shell Factory opened in 1938, the “kitschiest, coolest, wildest, wettest, tastiest, craziest place in Southwest Florida” has entertained the young and young-at-heart. Full-day family amusements include Scallywags Fun Park and Mini Golf, Soaring Eagle Zip Line, an authentic 1920’s Carousel, arcade games, a Professional Theatre, 50,000 square feet of shopping and more. Restaurants include The Southern Grill, Hunts Pizza and Tommy’s Eats & Spirits featuring daily live entertainment. The Nature Park is home to over 450 critters, many rescued, whose care is sustained by The Nature Park Environmental Education Fund, a 501(c)(3).
16554 N. Cleveland Ave., North Fort Myers