The Imaginarium Science Center announces new hours for the 2013 January May season.
The Imaginarium will be open Tuesday Saturdays 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays noon to 5 p.m. Additionally, in an effort to meet the needs of busy families, Family Friday Nites began Jan. 4 (offered every Friday) with an extension of hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and the option to purchase dinner from the new Rockin' Ray's Cafe.
While the Imaginarium will be closed on Mondays, it will be open on National holiday Mondays including Feb. 16 for President's Day, and May 27 for Memorial Day.
Guests of all ages will enjoy a day of discovery at the Imaginarium with more than 60 hands-on science exhibits and favorites like science shows, live animal encounters, and a Dinosaurs! 3-D movie to complement the special exhibition, Be the Dinosaur, extended through March. Take on the virtual Cretaceous and Be the Dinosaur in the simulated survival game, dinosaur safari jeep simulator, paleontology field station, and models. Come face-to-face with a T-rex and dig up a dinosaur or sift the sands for real local fossils in the Dino Discovery exhibit area,
Experiment with Newton's Laws of Motion in the Build Your Own Coaster exhibit and Science in Motion, and then wise up on storm safety at the Storm Smart Safety Hurricane House. Broadcast live from the IMAG-TV Studio and e-mail your video creation to friends and family, then get blown away in the Hurricane Experience. Get up close and personal with sea life in the SEA-to-SEE Touch Tanks, then meet the residents of Animal Lab-large & small with scales, tails, feathers, fur, & fins. Outside, stop by the Fisheye Lagoon to feed the fish, turtles, ducks, and geese, then check out the interactive Caloosahatchee Experience exhibit with new Lake Okeechobee aquarium complete with alligators! Relax under the Water Tower in the new Lipman Family Courtyard nestled amidst a beautiful butterfly garden, and walk the trail through the Backyard Nature: Living Green exhibit that highlights the importance of green spaces and how to best sustain them.
Museum admission is $8 for students, $10 for seniors (age 55 & up), and $12 for adults. Museum members and children 2 and under are always admitted at no charge.
The Imaginarium is located in historic Downtown Fort Myers at Cranford Avenue and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd and is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, Fridays 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Closed Mondays except Feb. 16 and May 27.
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