IMAG History & Science Center

IMAG History & Science Center, Fort Myers: Hours, Address, IMAG History & Science Center Reviews: 4/5

IMAG History & Science Center

IMAG History & Science Center
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Science Museums • Aquariums • Children's Museums
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Touch live sea life, engineer a creation, run through a rainstorm! Your admission package to IMAG provides hours of fun and entertainment for the entire family. Offering over 60 interactive exhibits, there is fun for the entire family to explore science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and the history of Southwest Florida. You will enjoy touching live marine animals in our Sea to See Touch Tanks; a 3,200-gallon aquarium displaying a variety of fish, including sharks; our Living Lab with turtles, a ball python, frogs, a bearded dragon, prairie dogs and more; daily LIVE! Animal Encounters; the opportunity to become a TV weather forecaster in our mini-studio; a walk through Southwest Florida in our Hall of History; a 3-D movie, and so much more! A visit to IMAG nurtures intellectual curiosity, discovery, and innovation.
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ransom007
Anaheim, CA1,206 contributions
Educational opportunity in Fort Myers, Florida
Aug. 2021
This attraction has free parking. I paid $14 admission as a senior. There are 2 floors of indoor exhibits and several outside exhibits. Inside includes a small aquarium and a reptile exhibit. There is also a ray pool, fossils, and a section about the space program. There are several hands on exhibits. Outside there is a pond with fish and turtles and a fossil hunt area. The attraction also has a snack bar and a gift shop.
Written 16 September 2021
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KSMax
Port Saint Lucie, FL79 contributions
Educational and Fun!
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Our family had a great time at the science center! We brought our 6 year old as he was well entertained the 90 minutes we were there. They had a sting ray touch tank, hands on activities, a small aquarium, reptile displays, a space and weather information area, and a LARGE outdoor area including some fish tanks, a short nature trail, tortoises and a dock to feed fish and turtles from. Fish food was $1.00 at the front desk. We also attended the live animal show and we got to touch a bearded dragon, tortoise, and snake. It was informative and fun! Highly recommend for families.
Written 16 June 2021
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EPB30
Illinois90 contributions
Way to pass some time
May 2021
We had some time to kill before our plane left and decided to spend it here (we had been years before on a rainy day during our vacation). My ten year old enjoyed it (especially the outside activities). However, he is a space nut, and it would have been nice to know that literally half the museum was closed as they renovated the space part of their exhibits. He was disappointed to see all the space stuff being carted in that he couldn't explore... but he is an affable sort who like to do stuff, so he was happy with the interactive globe and the mining for treasures and boat activities outside etc. Full disclosure, if you have one of those jaded, hard to entertain sort of kids, they are going to say they are "bored" here. But, we love museums and my son can entertain himself with his imagination- that is required here. It is small, so don't expect the scale of the Indianapolis Children's Museum or the like.
Written 29 May 2021
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Wendy
St. Pete Beach, FL13 contributions
Disappointed
We were so excited to go and see the Hubble exhibition, but were disappointed at how small it was. The rest of the centre has some interesting parts but it needs a serious updating.
Written 12 February 2021
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s4shon
Chicago, IL19 contributions
SKIP! Sad and way overpriced
Jan. 2021 • Family
This “museum” does not merit the name. It is TINY and expensive ($50 for family of 4) for what it contains. The map is deceptive - there are a lot of empty space and displays. We spent a total of 45 minutes here with my 7 and 5 year old, including 15 minutes playing on the poorly-conceived video games, and saw everything. The sting ray touch tank is too deep for young kids to reach the rays, which was a major disappointment for my younger kid. If I could give negative stars, I would.
Written 6 January 2021
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Brittnee B
3 contributions
Cute and fun
Dec. 2020 • Couples
It was a good but small museum. Not crowded and great for kids and social distancing! They had some cute things to do and a lot to learn about. The reptile and amphibian wall was great and a very great set up! They had a koi pond out back that was a hidden gem with turtles and beautiful koi! It was beautiful! Definitely a good quick trip with the kiddos or with a loved one as it’s so reasonably priced! The staff was also so friendly and helpful. I was grateful for them as they keep this place alive!
Written 19 December 2020
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Kayaker318
Austin, TX164 contributions
Wonderful trip with teenage grandkids
Jan. 2020
Weather was iffy and we chose to go to IMAG and were not disappointed with all the activities it had for us.
Written 5 March 2020
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ohsuzyq10
Cleveland, OH435 contributions
Small But Packed With Goodies for Kids
Feb. 2020
We chose to spend a cool, dreary, February day at the IMAG History and Science Center in Ft. Myers. It was a good decision and our science center passport let us enter with no charge. This is not an expansive science center but it is packed with lots of nifty things. My grandkids (12, 8 & 6) LOVED the Be the Astronaut section with all of its hands-on activities. The "drive a moon rover" experience was really a hit and they kept coming back to it! The two older kids had to try out the virtual experience which I'd never seen before in a science center. The exhibit about shaping watersheds was something different and fun, too. There were a lot of kids visiting (school trip) and the touch tank was packed so there wasn't much sting ray touching for us but it was fun to watch. We took in the "Titans of the Ice Age" 3-D movie that was very informative but not an amazing 3-D experience, in my opinion. The animal show was well done with three or four animals brought out but we wished there would have been more. Another hit of the visit was feeding the fish and turtles at the outside pond. This is definitely a good "kid stop" if you are in the Ft. Myers area.
Written 28 February 2020
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DixieFishLover
Fairfax, VA14 contributions
A Brewing Childhood
Aug. 2019
Since I was 5 I have been to this fun place to look around and have fun! The main lobby has one of those coin funnels, the room to the right has a cool ball track on the ceiling, sometimes they have minecraft in that room, the second floor has a storm tube, lets you cosplay as a weather man, etc. they have shows like and animal show, and a little aquarium! Yes Please!
Written 24 February 2020
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mrandmrs42011
Sarasota, FL73 contributions
Fun for kids. Wish they had more hands on experience though
Sep. 2019
We have been twice. I wish they had more hands on experiences for children. The first time we went there was more to do, however the second time the entire main area was filled with virtual reality screens that were super loud and not fun for young children. In fact, even older kids and adults were avoiding them. We try to avoid screen time so it was not what we hoped for in a children's museum experience. They have some aquariums and animals to watch and a great outdoor water table that ended up being where we spent most of our visit.
Written 11 February 2020
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IMAG History & Science Center is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Fri - Fri 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Sat - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm