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Is your 7-10-year-old artist eager for an engaging and elevated art experience?
Look no further than CMON’s Art Workshops to explore new artists, mediums, techniques,
materials, and genres. All classes will challenge the creator with more focused and detailed
creations from impressionism to modern art. Each class will include a take-home piece of
art and will return to CMON on Tuesday and Saturday each week, starting 10/3 through 12/19 .
Participants can sign-up for one, a few, or all of the workshops! Members pay $10 per workshop,
and non-members pay $20.
Join CMON and Miss Elaina, Mini Buddhas yoga instructor, on Sunday, October 8th 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, October 8th 9:15-9:45 a.m.
Get your glam squad ready for our October 2023 Fashion Night At The Museum: The Oscars!
Wear your red-carpet fashion and join us for an unforgettable #FashionPlay workshop built for
children ages 5 – 10 and their parents. Create a fashionable hard-case box purse and adorable
cat-eye sunglasses and strike a pose as you walk down the runway – for all to see!
Wednesday, October 18 5:30-7 p.m.
Help Us Kick Off Our Fundraising Season
Join us for one-of-a-kind kickoff event to start our fundraising season with a bang! Barbie-tella
Dinner Under the Stars is a three course dinner with wine pairings and live entertainment to get
you in the plastic-fantastic mood for this year’s Night at the Museum gala: CMON Dreamhouse!
Get ready to party on Tuesday, November 7th starting at 6 pm at Barbatella.
$250 per ticket, $150 from each sale benefits CMON.
This 21+ event invites adults to feel like kids again, play bigger than life backyard games,
and watch some great football games! Tickets include dinner from local food trucks, a curated
beer and wine beverage selection, live music, and chances to win exciting prizes. Chaired by
Nancy and Chris Lombardo, this event will feature a few extreme mini-golf experiences curated
by Chris for you to test your skills. Saturday, October 21 6-10 p.m.
Introducing Kelly Lee
Kelly Lee joins the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples to lead its educational programming,
creating classes and in-museum learning experiences as well as overseeing CMON camps and
community educational outreach. Lee has more than a decade of experience in early childhood
education, both in public schools and private preschools. She has a degree in education from the
University of North Florida. Join us in welcoming Kelly to the CMON team!
Upcoming Events at CMON
Calling all K-5 students! Join us over fall break for CMON day camp
on November 20, 21, 22, and 24.
Camp at CMON promotes discovery and experiential learning through daily STEAM
(science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities. Campers imagine, design,
and connect to the world around them. Ignite your child’s curiosity and fuel their learning.
Campers will engage in exciting activities like creating works of art, testing scientific skills,
making new friends, and more! Campers will also spend time exploring in the museum.
$350 per student for all four days.
Jonathan Foerster, CEO of Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON), and
Kristen Coury, CEO and Producing Artistic Director of Gulfshore Playhouse, announce
the co-produced educational program and production of Jungle Book KIDS at CMON
Thursday, October 12 at 5:30pm
Friday, October 13 at 5:30pm
Saturday, October 14 at 10:00am and 1:00pm.
Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets to the CMON Halloween Spooktacular
this event is now sold out! We look forward to seeing you on the 26th and 27th for
a night of not-so-spooky fun in costume.
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