Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center includes exhibits and programs to help visitors learn about our coastal environment
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300 Tower Rd., Naples, FL 34113

Rookery Bay's Environmental Learning Center serves as an educational, research and training facility as well as an attraction. The visitor center features state-of-the-art exhibits and aquariums showcasing habitats and species found within the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Second-floor party or meeting space features floor-to-ceiling windows that provide outstanding views of Henderson Creek and the sunset over the estuarine wilderness beyond. In addition, we offer classrooms and meeting space, a 140-seat auditorium, an outside picnic area, lawns, gardens, walking trails with observation platforms over water, art gallery and nature-themed gift shop. We can accommodate day or evening functions for meetings, workshops, seminars, parties and gatherings, and offer use of modern audiovisual equipment and other technology to enhance and empower your presentation or event. Catering can be supplied from outside vendors and our picnic area offers a delightful space for a relaxed lunch, cocktail party, or formal dinner. Bus parking is available.

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AMENITIES
Activities+/-
  • Birding
  • Boating
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Fishing
  • Kayaking
  • Natural Wildlife Viewing
  • Shelling
Category+/-
  • Archaeological Site
  • Boat Tours
  • Hiking/Nature Trails
  • Marine Attractions
  • Marker/Interpretive station
  • Nature Interpretive Center
  • Protected Species Habitat
  • Water Recreation
Disabled Traveler Information+/-
  • ADA Compliant
Discounts+/-
  • Group Discount
  • Other Discount
Facility Amenities+/-
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bus Parking
  • Gift Shop
  • Indoor activity
  • Meeting Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Parking
  • Picnic Area
  • Picnic Shelter
General Information+/-
  • Dates closed: Weekends and major holidays
  • Driving time to nearby lodging: 10 minutes
  • Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily
  • Open Year-Round
Guest Information+/-
  • Family Friendly
  • Meeting/Tour groups welcome
Internet Connection+/-
  • Wireless (WiFi)
Payment Options+/-
  • MasterCard
  • Personal Checks
  • Visa
Pet Information+/-
  • Pets on Leash Allowed
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