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, and World War II. See historical photographs, Calusa Indian tools made from shells, an 1850 military fort diorama, and a model depicting First Street in 1900.
A new, highly immersive VR experience–Virtual Fort Myers: The Past Meets the Present will open on August 19, 2017.
Over 60 Interactive Exhibits!
The IMAG History and Science Center in Fort Myers truly gives children the opportunity to come face-to-face with science and nature.
Save on your visit to IMAG History and Science Center – PRINT COUPON!
IMAG makes science and history fun for everyone! Dig up a dinosaur, touch a stingray, hold an alligator, build a Rigamajig, forecast the weather, and catch a 3D movie.
Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Brings Exhibits to Life
The new virtual reality (VR) exhibit, Virtual Fort Myers: The Past Meets the Present, brings the fort alive in a fully immersive 3D experience. Visitors to the IMAG History and Science Center will experience the place where soldiers and early settlers of Southwest Florida slept, ate, and kept watch over the fort. Guests will use their own hands to interact with the environment, just like those who originally resided there.
The new IMAG History and Science Center’s App is easily downloaded to smartphones to deliver unique VR and augmented reality (AR) experiences with the assistance of Google Cardboard. The app currently provides two VR experiences, including a diving expedition to the USS Mohawk Reef off the coast of Sanibel Island, and a climb to the top of IMAG’s iconic water tower to take in panoramic views of surrounding scenery. The AR experiences include viewing life-like images of the mammals represented by IMAG’s prehistoric fossil exhibits. Learn more about IMAG History and Science Center in this feature blog article!
“Science Saturday” and “History Saturday”
The IMAG offers visitors the opportunity to create new experiences through the exploration of science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), and history with an emphasis on Southwest Florida.
Both kids and adults will enjoy the interactive activities offered at designated stations throughout the center between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on the first and third Saturday of each month. “Science Saturday” and “History Saturday” are included with regular admission.
Enjoy Aquariums, See a 3D Movie And Catch a Live Animal Show!
Admission: Adults $12, Seniors age 55 and over $10, Children ages 3 and up or Students (with ID for 18 and up) $8, Children 2 and under are free. Prices do not include tax. Admission Package – includes 3D film, Live Animal Encounters, Science Shows, “Sea-to-See” Touch Tanks, and over 60 hands-on science exhibits. Free parking.
IMAG History and Science Center is a proud participant of the Blue Star Museums program, which offers free admission to active-duty military personnel, including National Guard and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day. See the complete list of Blue Star Museums here.