The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples (CMON) opens its newest exhibit, Inventioneer’s Lab: Woodworking. Located on the second level of the museum, Woodworking is open for children and their families to enjoy now through July.

CMON’s Inventioneer’s Lab is an empowering space for children to ignite their curiosity and innovate. Children have the flexibility to build, experiment and learn new practical skills in a safe space as they explore their big ideas. The theme of the Inventioneer’s Lab is ever changing, featuring exhibits focusing on Textiles or Design. Each new themed exhibit seeks to introduce children to materials and tools that they would not typically have the opportunity to work with.

Inventioneer’s Lab: Woodworking provides children with the opportunity to learn life skills using real tools and
materials that they may have never experienced before. The activities in this exhibit help to fine-tune children’s
fine motor skills and, through the art of woodworking, grow and develop these skills in a whole new way.

“Some of my earliest and favorite childhood memories are spending time with my father and grandfather in
their woodshops,” said CMON’s Chief Executive Officer, Jonathan Foerster. “Inventioneer’s Lab: Woodworking
gives kids and adults alike a chance to feel the satisfaction of building something with their hands and taking a
project from start to finish. And hopefully it helps create lasting memories for all generations who experience
the exhibit.”

Inventioneer’s Lab: Woodworking is an adult and child-partnered space meaning that every child who enters
this exhibit must be accompanied by an adult. Through this, Woodworking is focusing on building the caregiver
mentoring role. Creating this space for adult guidance ties back to CMON’s mission to provide an exciting,
inspiring environment where children and their families play, learn, and dream together.

The exhibit is included with daily museum admission and holds the same hours of operation as the museum,
open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. excluding Wednesdays.

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About the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples is a brain-building powerhouse and Southwest Florida’s first museum devoted for children and families to learn through play. With hands-on exhibit galleries, the accessible museum invites visitors of all ages to journey through the swamps of the Everglades, weave through a maze, climb a two-story banyan tree, or experiment with the water play station. Children can become a weather forecaster, a farmer, a chef, a fisherman, an artist, an architect, or a veterinarian; explore the cold of an igloo, the whoosh of the wind, the sound of the sea, and the effects of gravity. Throughout the day special activities encourage our guests to get involved, try something new and be energized. CMON offers a variety of interactive exhibits providing kids with education, play, learning, science, technology, engineering, inventions, space exploration, art, math, storybooks, creation, building, sensory, and child development.

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Contact: Laura Bright
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Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples
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