Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center

1495 Smith Preserve Way
Naples, FL 34102

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The Conservancy's electric boat tours are a guest favorite!Fun and free kids events in Naples.Take a lunch time or sunset cruise of Rookery Bay. Perfect for charters. SpoonbillLearn how the Conservancy cares for injured native wildlife.The Conservancy offers the only guided kayak tours along the Gordon River.

At the Conservancy's Nature Center, guests get connected to conservation through hands-on interactive experiences in the Dalton Discover Center, on our famous electric boat tours and in our Little Explorer Play Zone. The Conservancy Nature Center is also listed as Site #69 on the Great Florida Birding Trail. Here you will learn about the importance of our resources, understand the role the Conservancy of Southwest Florida plays in protecting those treasures and get inspired to take action to help protect our water, land, wildlife and future.Open 9:30 AM-4:30 PM, 7 days a week. Closed Sundays May - December.

Details & Amenities


Green Listing

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant


Group Discount

Facility Amenities

Bus Parking
Gift Shop
Indoor Activity
Interpretive Displays
Multilingual Staff
Vending Machines

General Information

Dates Closed: Some major holidays. Check website.
Driving time to nearby lodging: 5 minutes
Hours: 9:30AM - 4:30 PM Mon-Sat. Open Sundays Jan thru April
Open Year-Round

Guest Information

Family Friendly

Information/Services Provided

Maps Available

Internet Connection

Wireless (WiFi)

Payment Options

American Express
Travelers Checks


Kayak Rental

Shopping Type

Books & Music
Souvenir Shops

Tour Information

Customized Tours
Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours
Tour Duration: 2-3 hours


Boat Tours
Children's Museum
Learning & Experiential
Marine Attractions
Nature Interpretive Center
Nature-Based Attraction
Protected Species Habitat
Riverboat Excursion
Sailing Charter
Sightseeing Tours

Meetings & Conferences

Meeting Rooms

Eaton Conservation Hall and Jeannie Meg Smith Theater
Banquet Capacity: 150
Theater Capacity: 250
Classroom Capacity: 200
Conference Capacity: 200
Reception Capacity: 200
Lutgert Commons Area
Reception Capacity: 200
Allyn Family Boat Dock
Banquet Capacity: 30
Theater Capacity: 65
Reception Capacity: 65

Meeting Facilities

Total Capacity of Meeting Space: 250