Explore Marco Island – Museums

Marco Island is fortunate to be centered in a constellation of museum facilities that are part of the outstanding Collier County Museum System. Guests staying in a Marco Escapes property will find them and the attendant current exhibits at:

Collier County Museum – Obscured by Time: The Magic of Florida
collier-museumJanuary 9 – December 31
Artist Hermann Trappman offers a glimpse of early Florida, its unique geography, wildlife and native peoples, just prior to and after the first contact with European explorers in 1513.
Location: 3331 Tamiami Trail East, Naples {two miles from downtown Naples in the Collier County Government Center} (239) 252-8476
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Museum of the Everglades – The Art of Everglades City School
evergladesJune 4 – September 3
This annual exhibition features art from the students of Everglades City School.
Location: 105 West Broadway, Everglades City {three miles south of U.S. 41 (Tamiami Trail) and SR29} (239) 695-0008
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Immokalee Pioneer Museum at Roberts Ranch – Five Centuries of Tradition: Florida Cattle Ranching
immokaleeJanuary 2 – January 31
Florida has the longest history of cattle ranching of any state in the nation. Learn the cultural and economic importance of cattle ranching in Florida.
Location: East 1215 Roberts Avenue, Immokalee {downtown Immokalee, just off Main Street and Roberts Avenue West. Immokalee is accessed by either SR29 or CR82 } (239) 658-2466
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Naples Depot Museum Museum – Contemporary Art of Jessica Osceola
naplesJune 5 – August 31
Jessica Osceola, uses metals and ceramics to bring her unique vision to life.
Location: 1051 Fifth Avenue South, Naples {in the heart of Old Naples, at the corner of Fifth Avenue South and 10th Street} (239) 262-6525
Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Marco Island Historical Museum – Shorebirds of South Florida
marcoJune 29 – August 31
Marie Adams captures photographic images of Southwest Florida’s shorebirds and birds of prey in all seasons and in every light level, from dawn to dark.
Location: 180 Heathwood Drive, Marco Island (239) 642-1440
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All are excellent ways to spend a rainy afternoon or take a break after too much sun!