• INDIAN MASKS

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    Explore the masks of the Calusa Indians! Create your own paper mask and try on several replica Calusa Indian masks that were discovered by archaeologists. Perfect for families with children 6 and older.
  • New! Explore everything fun at the Mound House! Interpretive staff leads families through this entertaining and educational experience you’ll never forget! Perfect for families with children 5 and older.
  • Explore what archaeologists uncovered about the Calusa Indians that lived on this 2,000-year-old Indian Shell Mound. Participants will have the opportunity to view artifacts currently not on display and sort through materials from the Calusa Indian Shell Mound. Get down to the nitty-gritty of being an archaeologist by learning some of the techniques and tools that are used. Perfect for families with children 6 and older.
  • The Calusa Indians used natural materials for many things. Learn how to braid cordage to create your own beautiful shell bracelet. Perfect for families with children 6 and older.
  • New! There is a wondrous variety of birds, insects, reptiles, and mammals which can be observed on the grounds and the local bay waters of the Mound House. Join us for a leisurely walk and close-up look at the wide variety of creatures that live or visit here during different times of the year.
  • New! Join us for a marine touch tank experience and see up close what marine creatures the Calusa Indians depended on for survival. Explore various marine species found on Fort Myers Beach and learn about their important role in the environment and how they were utilized by the Calusa, early settlers, and people today.
  • Explore the winding mangrove creeks and hidden backwaters of Estero Bay as only a kayaker can. This unique tour is guided by Dexter Norris, biologist, naturalist and Mound House Environmental Educator. Experience the abundant natural beauty of the ancient realm of the Calusa. Search for birds, fish, manatees, and dolphins as you paddle through the Estero and Hell Peckney bays in a tandem kayak. Mound House kayak tours are conducted in accordance with Florida Society for Ethical Ecotourism guidelines. All paddling equipment provided. Ages 12 and up. Weather permitting. COST: $45 per person (MH Members $15) Museum admission included. Private group tours available. Reservations required by calling 239-765-0865. Maximum of 12 paddlers per tour.
  • Explore the natural treasures on Fort Myers Beach through a guided walk along the shore. Participants should meet at Newton Beach Park under thatched hut (4650 Estero Blvd). Wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing, shoes, and hats. Tours are approximately 45 minutes – weather permitting.
  • Discover the wide variety of unique and native plants that make up the gardens of the Mound House and how the Calusa Indians and Early Settlers used them in their daily lives.
  • Explore the cool tools of the Calusa, swing a real conch hammer, handle a shark tooth carving tool, and try your luck with an ancient atlatl “spear thrower” just like the Calusa Indians did 2,000 years ago. Perfect for families with children 6 and older.
  • Participants will have the opportunity to view artifacts currently not on display and sort through material from the shell mound. Get down to the nitty-gritty of being an archaeologist by learning some of the techniques and tools that are used. This program is suited for visitors of all ages.
  • New! Join Mound House Educators to explore the variety of species that can be found along the shoreline on Fort Myers Beach. Participants should meet at the Newton Beach Park Cottage (4650 Estero Blvd). Wear sunscreen, appropriate clothing, shoes, and hats. Weather permitting.
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