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FGCU Renaissance Academy Offers Day Trip to Dali and Chihuly Museums in St. Petersburg

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy, Florida Gulf Coast University's non-credit adult lifelong learning program, presents a day trip to St. Petersburg to view the Chihuly Collection and Salvador Dali Museums on Thursday, July 21.

The day's first stop will be a docent-led tour of the brand new Salvador Dali Museum. The new museum combines elements of the "classical and the fantastical," much like the work of Dali.

After free time for lunch, the afternoon will feature the Chihuly Collection, a stunning, permanent glass art collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's unique creations in a 10,000-square-foot setting. The group will also visit the Morean Arts Center Glass Studio & Hot Shop where glassblowers create one-of-a-kind pieces, and participants can have their own personal glass blowing experience and shop for unique glass art created by local and regional artists.

Cost is $100 per person and includes round-trip motor coach transportation, driver gratuity, and docent-led tours of both museums. The motor coach will offer departures from both north Naples (8 a.m.) and Ft. Myers (8:40 a.m.). For departure location and online registration visit or contact (239) 434-4737.

The Renaissance Academy offers affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes and other programs. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning with friends, neighbors and peers.

For more information or a free catalog of offerings, contact The Renaissance Academy at (239) 434-4737.

For further information, media representatives should contact John Guerra at (239) 434-4838 or

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