300 Tower Rd.
Naples, FL 34113

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Explore the Environmental Learning Center. Interactive exhibits focus on the plants and animals of the 110,000-acre Rookery Bay Reserve. Aquariums, nature store, art gallery, walking trails and more introduce visitors to this coastal world. Guided tours of the 110,000-acre waterway reserve by boat or kayak.

Details & Amenities


Natural Wildlife Viewing


Green Business
Green Listing
Local Favorite

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant


Group Discount
Other Discount

Facility Amenities

Boat Ramp
Bus Parking
Gift Shop
Indoor Activity
Meeting Facilities
Multilingual Staff
Picnic Area
Picnic Shelter

General Information

Dates Closed: Sundays and major holidays
Driving time to nearby lodging: 5 minutes
Hours: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday -Saturday
Open Year-Round

Guest Information

Family Friendly
Meeting/Tour Groups Welcome

Information/Services Provided

Maps Available
Multilingual Materials Available

Internet Connection

Wireless (WiFi)

Payment Options

Personal Checks

Pet Information

Pets on Leash Allowed

Tour Information

Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours


Archaeological Site
Boat Tours
Hiking/Nature Trails
Marine Attractions
Marker/Interpretive Station
Nature Interpretive Center
Protected Species Habitat
Water Recreation

Meetings & Conferences

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. Guided tours of the 110,000-acre waterway reserve are available by boat or kayak.

Meeting Services

Tours & Teambuilding


Science Saturday at Rookery Bay

October 19, 2019 - May 2, 2020, Weekly on Saturday | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Naples Area

Science Saturdays are sure to unleash the inner marine biologist or scientist in everyone with hands-on discovery labs for ALL ages....

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Science Saturday

Science Saturday

November 2, 2019 - November 30, 2019, Weekly on Saturday | 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Naples Area

At the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center, Science Saturdays are sure to unleash your inner scientist or marine biologist with hands-on discove...

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Birds of the Beach Workshop

November 2, 2019 | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Naples Area

Southwest Florida is a critical stopover site for thousands of migrating and wintering shorebirds.  In this class, Adam DiNuovo of Audubon Florida wil...

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Painting Annual Exhibit

November 4, 2019 - January 9, 2020, Daily | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Naples Area

Included with Admission to Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center The Friends of Rookery Bay and the United Arts Council of Collier County present ...

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Painting Annual Exhibit