Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
Rookery Bay Reserve's self-guided nature trails (guided during special events), two-hour guided kayak trips, and sunset and cultural small boat tours (presented seasonally) are a great way to learn about the SWFL environment. The Environmental Learning Center is a 16,500 square-foot facility with four research laboratories, classrooms and 140-seat auditorium, and two story visitor center. The visitor center offers a variety of hands-on experiences, including 2,300-gallon aquarium and interactive exhibits addressing research and stewardship efforts ongoing within the Reserve, as well as a nature store, gallery and picnic area. The Environmental Learning Center is also designated as a Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center.