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Take Your Family to the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples

When you’re planning a vacation with kids, it can be tough to find a vacation destination with fun attractions for everyone. You want activities that the kids will find entertaining but that the adults will not find themselves bored by. By coming to Lely Resort around Naples, Florida, you’ll have all the family fun you could ask for! 

There are all kinds of fun things to do in Naples, FL, with kids, but one spot that we definitely recommend that you visit is the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples. This destination is just moments away from our most popular Lely Resort vacation rentals and a short entertain the whole family! 


kids playing together at the golisano childrens museum

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a nonprofit organization that opened its doors in 2002. Every exhibit in the museum aims to bring out your child’s inner curiosity, giving them a safe place to let their creativity run wild! You’ll love watching your child learn while they play, providing an educational and entertaining experience for young ones of all ages. You’ll find two stories of exhibits that are totally interactive, as well as some outdoor spaces to explore, a museum store, a resource library, and even a cafe. 


The exhibits at the Golisano Children’s Museum are virtually limitless, making this one of the most expansive things to do in Naples! No matter what your kids are interested in or how old they are, chances are they’ll find something they can enjoy here. For the littlest ones in your group, the ABC Tot Lot is a fun and safe space for infants to three-year-olds. If there is an aspiring vet in your family, the Adopt-A-Pet Center is the perfect place for them. 

Kids playing with blocks at the Golisano childrens musem

Your kids can also explore global cultures at exhibits like Argentina’s Niños or the World Café. Let them experience nature inside the Banyan Tree, shop or be a cashier at the Produce Market, learn about agriculture at The Farm, or see some incredible artwork in the Loos Art Gallery. To truly get a taste of Florida, take them through the Journey through the Everglades exhibit, or if you want to get them outside, head out to the Johnsonville Backyardville where they can splash in the water or try to navigate the hedge maze. With all the fun activities to experience here, you might spend the entire day simply exploring! If you still need to get outside and do things with the kids, you can go out and explore the nature near Lely Resort!

Hours & Admission

Kids playing in the golisano childrens museum

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is located at 15080 Livingston Road in Naples. They are closed on Wednesday, but every other day of the week, they are open from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.

You can purchase your tickets at the door or online. Infants under age 1 can enter for free. Children ages 1-17 cost $12 for admission, adult admission is $10, and military and first responders can enter for $9 with a valid ID. Adults may only enter the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples with a child.

Visiting the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a great way to get your family out of your rental and experiencing the city. Luckily, we have convenient and spacious Lely Resort vacation rentals with 4 bedrooms, perfect for even larger families! If you’re planning to bring your furry friend along with you on vacation, not to worry. We also offer Lely Resort pet-friendly rentals to accommodate humans and puppies alike! Ready to plan your next trip to Naples? Contact us today to get started!