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February at Gulf Coast Symphony
Upcoming Museum Closures
It’s the most exciting time of the year at CMON – time for the annual Night At The Museum Gala!
To allow staff time to set up for this invaluable fundraising opportunity, the museum will be closed
to the public on Friday, February 9th, and Saturday, February 10th.
Do You Want to Party Like Barbie?
Only a few tickets remain for Night At The Museum: CMON Dreamhouse on Saturday, February 10!
Grab yours today to secure your seat and get ready to dance the night away at the most fantastic gala
in Naples hosted by event chairs Ashley and Adam Gerry, as well as honorary chairs Barbie and Paul
Hills! Party with a purpose to support the museum at our biggest fundraiser of the year!
Click Here to Party
You Could Win Big
Purchase your chance to win this iconic Ferragamo top handle bag in ostrich with a Gancini clasp in
Bubble Gum pink (value $9,500.00). Winner will be announced at Night at the Museum: CMON
Dreamhouse on February 10 and you do not need to be present to win!
Enter to Win
Upcoming Events at CMON
Join CMON and Miss Elaina, Mini Buddhas yoga instructor, on Sunday, February 11th from 9:15-9:45.
Yoga has many benefits for children through the mind-body connection. Class registration is per child
(with 1 parent included). Check-in begins at the front desk at 9:00 a.m.
Sunday, February 11th 9:15-9:45 a.m. Register Now
Want to bring the yoga studio home with you? The CMON Museum Store carries Just Play by E. Co yoga
and meditation kits, designed by Miss Elaina to make every opportunity for play an opportunity to get in
tune with your body.
Fashion Night At The Museum is back, with three new 2024 dates to choose from! This evening event led by
Chelsea Provenzano, founder of The Designer’s Accomplice, is perfect for the budding fashionista in your life.
Join us at CMON for an evening of crafting, fashion, and fun, complete with a red-carpet runway and star-
Register now for Fashion Night At the Museum: The Barbie Edition, coming to CMON on March 6, 2024.
Designers will create their own 80s-style neon belt bag, and all attendees are encouraged to dress as their
favorite Barbie or Ken!
And don’t forget to save the date for the rest of the Fashion Night calendar:
-June 12th: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
-September 18th: Chanel & The Little Black Dress
Love Fashion Night at CMON? You can take some glitz and glam home with you in our Designer’s
Accomplice purse kits, available in the CMON Museum Store!
Register Now for Spring Programing
Our popular Art Workshop series is continuing with many February dates! Join us on:
All Spring Art Workshop sessions are now on sale. Register for one class, or sign up for them all!
Your 7 – 10 year old artist will love these varied and engaging classes. All students will create a take-
home work of art at each session. $20 registration fee per class for non-members, $10 for members.
Rainbowdance is back for Spring sessions!
If you missed these 45-minute classes full of music and movement, not to worry –
Spring classes are available for registration. CMON now offers Rainbowdance
for three age groups:
Ages 0-5 on Monday mornings between
January 13th and May 8th, 2024
Grades 3 – 5 on Monday afternoons between
April 1st and May 13, 2024.
All sessions are now available for registration online.
$25 for non members, $20 for members.
Is your little one loving Rainbowdance? The CMON Museum Store now carries a selection
of Sarah’s Silks play silks, perfect for recreating your favorite Rainbowdance activities.
Play silks can be used for every type of open ended play imaginable, and more!
CMON is proud to present CMON Class!
CMON Class is created for children with inquisitive minds in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
In this thirty-minute drop-off session, children will engage in a variety of STEM activities, along
with mindfulness and emotional intelligence development. Each week will have a different theme,
so come back every week to participate in new activities!
Classes are on select Mondays starting 2/12 through 5/13 at 4:00 p.m. and are included with
Sign-up for the classes will take place the day of the program at the Front Desk, opening up 30
minutes before the session begins and is first come, first serve. The class is a drop-off format,
but parents must remain on campus for the duration of the program.
Spring Break Is Coming Up Fast
Spring Break is coming up fast, and our Spring Break and Single Day spring camps are ready
for registration. Hurry, these spots go fast!
Join us for a week of Spring Break Camp from March 11th to the 15th, or for Single Day
Camp on Friday, March 22nd.
For more information and to register, check out the Camps page on cmon.org.
And Don’t Forget To Mark Your Calendar…
Registration for CMON Summer Camps will open for members on March 1st, 2024.
Make sure your membership is up-to-date to grab a spot before they’re gone!
Registration for non-members will open on March 15th.
We Want To Hear From You!
Are you a CMON member? Are you a frequent visitor? Have you been here once?
We’d love to hear what you have to say! Next time you visit please check the bottom of
your digital receipt for our Visitor Experience Survey. As a thank you for participation
all respondents will be entered into a raffle for a chance to win a complimentary CMON
birthday party, valued at $475.
Your feedback will help us improve the museum for you and for future visitors!
Did You Know?
Through our Library Access Program anyone with a valid library card for Lee, Collier,
and Charlotte counties can get into CMON for absolutely FREE! Click below for more
information, or head to your local library to reserve your pass today.
CMON Community Outreach
Congratulations To Our CEO!
We’re both honored and proud that CEO Jonathan Foerster has been selected for Naples Illustrated‘s
2024 Naples 100. The annual list recognizes the most influential business leaders and advocates in
Collier County who are making their mark in our community. We are fortunate to have him at the
helm of the museum, and we look forward to many more years of his visionary leadership.
Read Jon’s feature online on page 36: https://issuu.com/pbmg/docs/naples_100_2024_lr?fbclid=IwAR2FRxHgCRuDoHNbYy5XT0h2o6LrDyLwBMWmgy9lUVhJPk1WBJMpXHnjyrA
We are Hiring!
Thank you for your interest in working at CMON! We are hiring Museum Educators
to join our Education Team.
The museum educator is responsible for developing, implementing, and teaching
CMON educational programs for children within age range 0-10 and their families.
These education programs happen in the museum and in the community. The Museum
Educator is responsible for developing unique, hands-on, inquiry-based programs and
curricula that serve a diverse community.