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Crowley Museum & Nature Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Natural History & Natural Science Museums

Mission: To facilitate enjoyment and understanding of southwest florida nature.

Target demographics: Enrich the lives of those in our community through immersive and hands on education in Florida’s natural & cultural history.

Direct beneficiaries per year: Several thousand school children and public visitors seeking respite in nature.

Geographic areas served: Education in Florida’s natural & cultural history, environmental lands conservation and management, sustainable agriculture, folk school and enjoyment of the wild outdoors.

Programs: Florida Pioneer Life school field trips, folk school classes to preserve and teach homesteading arts and self reliability, sustainable gardening,wilderness survival, birding and more

Community Stories

5 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I recently got married at The Crowley and we couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The location was stunning, spacious and gave us a place to let our imagination run wild and make our dream wedding a reality. I can’t brag on this place enough! Dixie and crew went out of their way to make sure we were 100% satisfied. Thank you!

Stacy B.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Crowley Museum and Nature Center is one of my absolute favorite places to spend time at with it's natural Florida atmosphere and what feels to me how out ancestors once lived. Their abundant collection of history draws my attention every time I visit. It's a place that makes me feel at home, especially in our fast paced society. I love that they have a special place in memory of my nephew called Dustin's Garden that is not only an educational experience illustrating how the pioneers once lived off the land but a healing place for me, my friends and my family. This organization is an absolute asset to our community and we will forever support them.

2

Client Served

Rating: 5

Rarely do we get a chance to step back in time and see our history. Crowley is the only physical location to experience it first hand. This gem is our heritage and our future.

4 Farmhouse

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Crowley Museum and Nature Center is amazing. Dixie and her volunteers do a wonderful job teaching our community about the real Florida while preserving our history for future generations to learn about and enjoy!

4 Beth Carey K.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This place is simply magical. It’s like stepping back in time to experience Florida pioneer life. There are historical buildings, artifacts, and farm animals...including cracker cattle and horses! Explore the trails, check out the native chickee village, spot some turkeys and deer, let your kids play on the discovery path, escape the hustle and bustle of modern city life; Crowley makes this all possible. Every time I go you cannot tear me away. I feel at peace and nostalgic for the true meaning of life. The volunteers and staff are amazing and welcoming. Check it out for yourself and you will see!