January 17, 2018: Night at the Museum – The Lenses of Science and History


A visitor enjoys the fish tank at IMAG featured on the Animal Planet’s
tv series “Tanked.”

Presenter: Matthew Johnson, Director, IMAG
Location: IMAG History & Science Center, 2000 Cranford Avenue, Fort Myers
Time: Reception 5:00pm Program 6:00pm

The study of Science and History are two lenses we use to understand our world. By practice, these studies have been segregated in informal learning environments like museums. The mission and vision of the IMAG History and Science Center focuses on the merger of these lenses to foster a comprehensive understanding of our world. Matt Johnson, director of the IMAG, will discuss the process behind making this change and the philosophy in developing a product that accomplishes this goal.


Matthew Johnson holds a degree in History from Florida Gulf Coast University. He was appointed Director of the Southwest Florida Museum of History in 2001 and the Imaginarium Science Center in 2005. He recently oversaw the combination of the two facilities rebranded as IMAG: History & Science Center. Managed as the non-profit Imaginarium Group, Matt serves as Executive Director.