Visitors are invited to stroll the botanical gardens after regular hours for a special evening of music, refreshments and a sunset view over the Caloosahatchee River! Guests may also walk onto the porches of Thomas Edison's and Henry Ford's winter homes, while strolling the grounds at their own pace. Discounted admission tickets for the sunset celebration are $20 for non-members and $15 for members. The American Grilled Cheese Kitchen and Millennial Brewing Company will have refreshments available for purchase. Teddy Richards, who formerly played guitar for Aretha Franklin will perform an eclectic mix of crowd favorites. Guests may bring a lawn chair or blanket to relax and watch the sunset. Following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control, the following safety measures are in place: visitors are required to wear masks during events, staff are wearing masks, surfaces are cleaned and sanitized daily, protective shields have been installed at the ticket counter, signs are posted throughout the site alerting visitors to practice social distancing, and hand sanitizer stations are available. The museum and research laboratory will not be open for this event. Parking is available in the Edison Ford lots only. Coolers or picnic baskets are not permitted. Purchase tickets online at