Community Day at IMAG History & Science Center Day at IMAG History & Science Center

The IMAG History & Science Center is holding its annual Community Day on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with half-off admission, activities, shows, and discounted memberships.  Adding to the fun and excitement of Community Day, the IMAG is planning different children’s activities and crafts for the family as well as animal shows and science shows.

In addition, special organizations from the community are planning to join in on the fun including Lee County Sheriff’s Department with their SWAT (Special Weapons and Tactics) unit truck along with their “ICRT” (Ice Cream Response Truck) giving a whole new meaning to “freeze.”  The Fort Myers Fire Department is also planning to join them as are the people from the Regional Library along with the Sanibel Sea School who will be sharing information about their activities and camps for kids, families, and adults.

What’s more, if you love animals, Community Day is a definite for you. The IMAG is proud to include as community partners CROW (Clinic for Rehabilitation of Wildlife), a teaching hospital and education center dedicated to saving wildlife, along with Southeastern Guide Dogs for their guide dogs and service and companion dogs, and the Gulf Coast Humane Society for their mission of creating new homes and families for neglected or abandoned pets. As a vibrant visual, digital, and performing arts center in the heart of Southwest Florida, the Alliance for the Arts will also be at Community Day. Inspiring us further, Barbara’s Friends (Golisano Children’s Hospital Cancer Fund – Lee Health Foundation) is planning on joining to share stories of courage and strength displayed by children and families from SW Florida.

Community Day wouldn’t be the same without Lee County Mosquito Control District sharing ways to “fight the bite” and Lee County Natural Resources sharing ways to protect and manage our natural and water resources along with other community partners.  Moreover, Community Day just wouldn’t be fun without special guest, Swampee the Alligator, the mascot for the Florida Everblades.  There will be plenty of food and treats to eat throughout the day including the fresh and bold flavors of Red Roc Cravings or enjoy “feasts for the senses” from the Firebread Food Truck, and others.  IMAG History & Science Center is located at 2000 Cranford Ave., Fort Myers. For more info, call 239-243-0043 or visit

— familynews
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