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Family Fun

Families can enjoy spending time together exploring and learning about the area’s one-of-a-kind wildlife, sea life, rich history, and numerous educational and entertainment activities. When you are in need of an activity to do on a rainy afternoon or once the kids are waterlogged from the beach, and the pool, there are lots of great ways to keep them entertained.

Fort Myers Family Vacations – Things to Do

Happy kids make for great vacations, and sometimes a break from the sun and sand is a welcome change. An afternoon at a museum or science center can provide an indoor educational break. We have provided  family fun activities below.

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The IMAG History and Science Center in Fort Myers, Florida truly gives adults and children the opportunity to come face-to-face with science and nature through hands-on exhibits. | Must Do Visitor Guides

IMAG History and Science Center

Imaginarium has merged with the Southwest Florida Museum of History. The new name is IMAG History and Science Center and it now features a combination of history and science exhibits after merging with the SWFL Museum of History! Learn how Fort Myers got its name and other Fort Myers history. Discover and explore historically themed exhibits about area boating and fishing, Native Americans,... Read More
MustDo.com | Adventures in Paradise Sanibel Island Shelling, wildlife, and fishing cruises. Must Do Visitor Guides Florida vacation information.

Adventures in Paradise

Fishing, Shelling, and Wildlife Cruises Offers fun-filled activities for all ages. Reel in a big one on a family-friendly Backwater Fishing Cruise on the calm waters of San Carlos Bay surrounding Sanibel, Captiva, and Pine Island that beginners, children, and seasoned anglers will enjoy. The 45’ Miss Paradise accommodates up to 49 passengers and has plenty of shade and open space to fish.... Read More
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Salty Sam’s Pirate Cruise

Adventurous Pirate Fun Climb aboard Pieces of Eight a replica Spanish galleon and join a crew of enthusiastic Pirates for an adventure on the Gulf of Mexico. Salty Sam's Pirate Cruise is fun for all ages and is a perfect way to enjoy great views of Fort Myers Beach and Matanzas Pass. Snacks, drinks, souvenirs, and restrooms are available onboard. Pieces of Eight pirate ship... Read More
Enjoy water fun at Naples Sun-N-Fun Lagoon water park which is located in North Collier Regional County Park in Naples, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey

Sun-N-Fun Lagoon

Family Fun Waterpark Take a break from the beaches of Fort Myers, Sanibel, and Captiva and pack the kids in the car and head about an hour south to Naples, Florida where the entire family can spend a fun-filled day splashing about and cooling off at a waterpark! Sun-N-Fun’s variety of water features will keep the kids smiling and busy for hours! This... Read More
Sanibel Sea School half and full-day, weekly summer and holiday camps, sea-based activities for children, teens, adults, and families on Sanibel and Captiva Islands, near Fort Myers, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com

Sanibel Sea School

Sanibel Sea School offers year-round, sea-based educational experiences for children and adults of all ages. Half and full-day camps, weekly summer and holiday camps, expeditions for teens, guided birdwatching and shell walks, paddling excursions, private outings for families and groups, and more. Read Sanibel Sea School's featured blog post here!  Hands-On Activities For Kids Age 4 to 13 Fun-filled, educational, hands-on courses for kids... Read More
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Captiva Cruises' Dolphin Watch & Wildlife Adventure Cruise

Captiva Island Eco-Tours Since 1986, Captiva Cruises has been offering tours through Southwest Florida’s estuary and National Wildlife Refuge that is Pine Island Sound. This aquatic preserve is home to abundant wildlife and rich with history. The crew aboard Captiva Cruises’ vessels shares their in-depth knowledge and passion for the area while passengers marvel at the native Florida wildlife. Save and print COUPON  below... Read More
MustDo.com | Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is a great family outing where kids can watch alligator feedings, snake shows & their favorite wild animals Naples, Florida. Photo by Debi Pittman Wilkey.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Families will discover rarely seen species like Malagasy Fosas or a Komodo dragon. While you may have seen the viral video about the African honey badgers, you can now see them in person at the Naples Zoo; these fierce creatures can only be seen at four zoos in the nation! Kids and adults will also find favorites like lions, cheetahs, and parrots... Read More
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Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation

Wildlife Trails, Nature Center And Butterfly House With over four miles of nature trails and an observation tower overlooking the Sanibel River, as well as in-depth educational programs and nature walks, this impressive conservation foundation on Sanibel Island is a must-see for families and nature lovers alike. Guided trail walks are offered regularly throughout the year. Shoreline discovery walks, self-guided tours, and many... Read More
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Lakes Regional Park

Family Fun Things to do at Lakes Park Whether you're interested in hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, birdwatching, or picnicking, Lee County's 279-acre Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, Florida offers it all in droves. Kids will love the rock climbing wall, playground, water feature playground (splash park) and the Miniature Railroad and Train Village. Miniature Railroad offers a 1.5-mile ride around... Read More
Both kids and adults can enjoy 120 indoor games, simulator rides, prize machines, and mini bowling in the state-of-the-art GameTime Fort Myers, Florida arcade. #KidsActivities #FortMyers #Florida #vacation #arcade #thingstodo

GameTime

Family Fun Activities, Entertainment, and Parties GameTime is a 22,000 square-foot entertainment center, restaurant, and sports bar offering fun entertainment for the entire family. Both kids and adults can enjoy 120 indoor games, simulator rides, prize machines, and mini bowling in the state-of-the-art arcade. Players use gaming cards, similar to a credit card, that keep track of gaming credits and tickets, which can... Read More
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Holiday Water Sports

Water Activities For The Entire Family Make your vacation to Fort Myers, Florida one to remember with fun activities from Fort Myers Beach Holiday Water Sports. Fun And Exciting WaveRunner Dolphin Tours The entire family will enjoy the Dolphin Adventure Tour on WaveRunners! See dolphins and other wildlife on this 90-minute guided WaveRunner Dolphin Adventure Tour around Estero Island. Holiday Water Sports WaveRunner jet skis... Read More
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