Welcome
Welcome
Visitors to the Edison & Ford Winter Estates in Fort Myers will enjoy 20 acres of historical buildings, historic gardens, the Edison Botanical Research Lab and the Edison Ford Museum. The newly restored buildings include the Edison Main House, Guest House, Caretaker's House and the Ford House.
Emerging Inventors 2018-2019 Program Package
Cost: Members: $10.00 per class (includes one adult and one child) or 8 class series: $70.00, non-members: $15.00 per class (includes one adult and one child) or 8 class series: $80.00.

Emerging Inventors Package
Regular Price: $80.00
Member Price: $70.00
Buy package of 8 and receive a discount.
Valid: Sat, Sep 1, 2018 - Thu, Apr 18, 2019   (13 AVAIL)

 
Homeschool Program 2018-19 Science Scholar Pkg

Cost: Members: $15 per class (includes one adult and one child) or 8 class series: $105.00, non-members: $25 per class (includes one adult and one child) or 8 class series: $175. Per child

Homeschool Science Scholar Package
Regular Price: $175.00
Member Price: $105.00
Buy all 8 and receive a discount.

You must select from the same age level for all programs, otherwise your home school program is subject to cancellation.

 
Homeschool Program 2018-2019 Science Scholars

Challenge the mind and foster collaboration and innovation via this eight session series in science and engineering - now for homeschoolers in Grades 1 - 8!

Advance registration required for all programs.


Engineering Experiments
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00

Can you master hands-on engineering challenges to learn how other scientists and engineers work together? Students will investigate using the scientific method, and then apply their knowledge in a series or challenging interactive engineering experiments.


Design in 3-D
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00

Learn how to move from an idea to a finished product! Students are introduced to the quickly emerging field of computer-aided, or CAD. A 3-D printer will be in the classroom, building inspiring example projects for the students.


Mechanics in Motion
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00

It's time to take a look under the hood - how do electrical and gas motors work? In this camp, students will find out how Henry Ford got America moving!


Animation In Action
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00
Discover how an idea can come to life in the eye-opening world of animation! Students examine the twelve principles of animation as they experiment with stop-motion and learn how to truly capture an audience.

Electric Explorers
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00

This electrifying session begins with the hair-raising history of electricity, complete with exciting demonstrations. Next, students team up to build their own circuits, from the simple to the complex, and finally learn how these concepts apply to the world.


Arduino Academy
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00

Become a master maker and learn how to build and control a circuit with code. The small yet powerful Arduino micro-controller is examined as we explore both electronics and computer science. No previous coding skills are required.


Radical Robots Part 1
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00

Calling all future robotics engineers! Join us as we explore the fundamental concepts of robotics with the LEGO Mindstorm EV3. Students learn to program brick hardware and how to make software, focusing on motor functions and navigation. No prior experience is required.


Radical Robots Part 2
Regular Price: $25.00
Member Price: $15.00

Lessons in robotics engineering continue as students begin to utilize more advanced mechanical designs, more complicated code, and sensors. Students end the class with a thrilling test of their knowledge on the current First LEGO League competition field! It is recommended that students attend Robotics 1.


 
Emerging Inventors 2018-2019 Program
Emerging Inventors ♦ September 2018 - April 2019

One- to five-year old children and their parents, grandparents or other adult caretakers will explore the homes, gardens and museum of the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, enjoying story and music time, educational activities, science experiments, and learning valuable socialization skills!

Participants are encouraged to bring snacks or lunch to enjoy on the grounds after the program.

Garden Fun
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Experiment with the power of the sun and help build our community garden plot!

Ages 1-5
Session Ages 1-5: Thu, Sep 20, 2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (15 AVAIL)

Trick or Treat!
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Dress in costume and enjoy a festive trick or treat walk around the Edison & Ford Winter Estates, delight in a spooky science show and spooky science project.

Ages 1-5
Session Trick or Treat: Thu, Oct 18, 2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (16 AVAIL)

Chemistry Creations
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Learn about mixtures and solutions, conducting multiple experiments featuring slime, making polymers and colorful "exploding milk".

Ages 1-5
Session Chemistry Creations: Thu, Nov 15, 2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (16 AVAIL)

Holiday Cheer
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Experience the magic of the season, making presents, holiday ornaments, and more!

Ages 1-5
Session Holiday Cheer: Thu, Dec 20, 2018 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (16 AVAIL)

Bouncing Bubbles
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
The Edison Ford Wild Wizards display bubbles in many forms: from snake bubbles to bubbles that are heavier than air!

Ages 1-5
Session Bouncing Bubbles: Thu, Jan 17, 2019 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (16 AVAIL)

LEGO Art and Engineering
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Build with LEGOS and collaborate with others to practice teamwork while creating animals, rockets, trains, and more.

Ages 1-5
Session LEGO Art: Thu, Feb 21, 2019 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (16 AVAIL)

Art, Naturally
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
Express your inner creativity through crafts inspired by nature, such as fish prints and leaf design, along the banks of the Caloosahatchee River.

Ages 1-5
Session Art, Naturally: Thu, Mar 14, 2019 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (16 AVAIL)

Water, Water, Everywhere!
Regular Price: $15.00
Member Price: $10.00
What will sink and what will float? Engage in a series of water-based activities that are both fun and educational.

Ages 1-5
Session Water, Water: Thu, Apr 18, 2019 9:30AM - 11:30AM   (8 AVAIL)