Edison & Ford Winter Estates Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day Holiday Nights runs through December 31

12/26/2017

Chris Pendleton, president & CEO
Lisa Wilson, APR, public relations coordinator
239-334-7419
 
     Edison & Ford Winter Estates Open New Year's Eve and New Year's Day
Holiday Nights runs through December 31
 
FORT MYERS, Fla. (December 26, 2017) Edison & Ford Winter Estates is open daily from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. for the final week of Holiday Nights through December 31. The site will resume regular hours of 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on New Year's Day.
The Edison Ford Museum and Botanic Research Laboratory, as well as the Ford Cottage Shoppe, Museum Store and Garden Shoppe are open until 9 p.m. during Holiday Nights. The museum features two new exhibits, including the Smithsonian Spark!Lab and the Timeline of Innovation.

The Smithsonian Spark!Lab is a hands-on, interactive exhibit for families and children. A series of rotating stations with themes from vehicle construction to understanding sound waves will challenge visitors to place themselves in the mindset of an inventor. 

The Timeline of Innovation is a chronological exhibit of both Edison's and Ford's major inventions. The timeline highlights achievements in dozens of fields and showcases some of the most interesting artifacts. It also depicts how Edison, Ford, and others built on earlier innovations to create their own inventions.

Holiday Nights tickets for adults are $20, teens (13-19) $10, children (6-12) $2, and children 5 and under are free. Edison Ford members are also admitted free. Guided Holiday Tradition Tours, offered at 6 and 7 p.m. nightly are $30 for adults, teens are $25, children $18 and $10 for Edison Ford members. Lee County residents will receive $5 off tickets on December 27, 28 and 29.

For more information, visit the website at EdisonFordWinterEstates.org or call 239-334-7419.
 ### Edison & Ford Winter Estates
Edison Ford is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Edison Ford has been awarded the National Stewardship Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It is an official project of “Save America’s Treasures," a Florida Historic Landmark and a National Register Historic Site. Recently, the Edison Botanical Laboratory was designated as a National Historic Chemical Landmark.