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

Activities

Birding
Boating
Camping
Canoeing
Fishing
Kayaking
Natural Wildlife Viewing
Shelling

Designations

Green Business
Green Listing
Local Favorite

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: Sundays 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

Information/Services Provided

Brochures
Maps Available
Multilingual Materials Available

Internet Connection

Wireless (WiFi)

Payment Options

MasterCard
Personal Checks
Visa

Pet Information

Pets on Leash Allowed

Tour Information

Guided Tours
Self-Guided tours

Type

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

Events

Guided Boat and Kayak Tours

November 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019, Daily | 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Naples Area

Experience the nature of Rookery Bay Research Reserve up-close and personal with one of our naturalist-guided kayak or boat tours....

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Birds of the Beach Workshop

November 10, 2018 | 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Naples Area

In this class, Adam DiNuovo of Audubon Florida will discuss the life history of these birds and the amazing journeys many of them make annually....

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