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childrens museum

The Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples believes it is a privilege to share life with a child, and is committed to nurturing bonds among families and generations. They celebrate the natural curiosity of children by offering an educational dynamic space that encourages exploration and discovery. This safe and wonderful place inspires children and families to have fun while learning together. Not long ago, a friend told me about this children’s museum in Naples, Florida, and I want to share what they are doing with BIG WIGS.

What is a BIG WIGS, you ask?

I’m so glad you did. This is what is on the Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples website:

Let’s party for a purpose by grabbing a wig in any length, color or shape! Join us for a night of hair-raising fun at the Museum.  Guests will enjoy live entertainment, drinks, dancing and C’mon interactive programming to spark imaginations.  It will be a night to remember with a trendy auction featuring opportunities to fund educational dreams through a Fund A Need.  Come out in your casual best with your Big Wig!

Two of the BIG WIGS involved in this venture are Simone and Scott Lutgert who have been involved in the Museum for 10 years.

Simone and Scott Lutgert pic

Five Facts from BIG WIGS Simone and Scott Lutgert


  1.  They went to a presentation about the Museum at Bill Barnett’s house almost  10 years ago and thought it was an amazing project. Because Simone love kids  so much, she wanted to help make it a reality. She brought Scott along on her  crazy adventure, and he’s been an amazing sport.


  1. In the past 20 years since Simone’s been in town, she’s seen Naples grow from a sleepy retirement community to a vibrant multi-generational community. It is a much more desirable area because the Children’s Museum offers so much. It’s not only a place where children can play and learn, but also a place for families to interact; a place where teens can work; a place where all ages can volunteer, etc.


  1. Simone is involved in most of the fundraising events for the Museum because she wants to be sure the Museum is sustainable for the future. She’s involved even more this year because she can’t say NO to Vicki Tracy, and she knew Vicki would make it fun!!


  1. Her most favorite part about last year’s event was playing in the Museum. She loved all the experimental activities that the attendees were exposed to and which some are now a part of the Museum.


  1. She doesn’t have one favorite part of the museum. She loves them all!


~ Bonus Material! ~


White or red wine? — RED

Morning or evening? — 24/7

Paperback books or eReader? — Kindle

Beach or pool? — Beach

Cars or airplanes? — Cars


In her own words: “I’m pretty much an open book. If someone wants to know something about me, all they have to do is ask. Most people know that I’m just a big kid who loves to help others.”


We can’t wait to meet Simone and Scott at the Big Wigs Night at the Museum on February 7th!

Please call 239-260-1714 or visit for tickets or sponsorship information for Big Wigs Night at the Museum.