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As part of its educational mission, the 2l-acre Conservancy Nature Center has recently completed a $20 million renovation which offers abundant learning opportunities, special activities such as camps for children, and other unique programming and...more
Hours Today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
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We went here w/12yr old & 10yr old grandchildren. In advance, I purchased a Conservancy membership which was well worth it, It permitted 2 adults & 4 children to enter facility. Very knowledgeable staff.
The conservancy has been serving Naples and SWFL for many many years. I remember it from the 70s before the new structures were bulit. It is a must for children and grandchildren. Educational, wondrous and fun. The volunteers love working there and their joy is...More
Great stop for families with small children. There were more volunteers than visitors on the Saturday that we went, so we got a private tour through the Dalton Discovery Center. The guide was amazing with my children, and we learned a lot about the habitat...More
Very interesting and informative tour of the back waters thru the mangroves, saw a lot of nature, birds, dolphins. Boat is covered and they supply binocular‘s, comfortable seats and the guide was very knowledgeable about the nature and wild life of the surroundings. Great outing...More
Stop in and have a chance to go on a boat tour through the channels of the nearby waterways. Also, stop and see the rescue veterinary work being done as well as the Discovery Center that wows kids and adults alike.
We thought our grandson Ryder would pop something he was laughing so hard at Mr. Glen, the crazy scientist, as he performed scientific tricks for the boys and girls at the Conservancy’s annual Halloween Hoots & Hisses! Then there was a costume parade and dance...More
We had a great time here, we cruised through the Mangroves with Cpt Sam down the Gordon River, it was like a peaceful paradise.
My little boy learned lots and loved the touch pool, even mummy dared to touch a sea urchin.
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The boat ride is about 40 minutes and is covered. I enjoy this. A lot of indoor displays. When walking around there are quite a few shaded areas. Some of the demonstrations/lectures are outside on bleachers. It would be... More
The boat ride is about 40 minutes and is covered. I enjoy this. A lot of indoor displays. When walking around there are quite a few shaded areas. Some of the demonstrations/lectures are outside on bleachers. It would be a nice place to go regardless of the heat. If too hot you and guests can spend more time indoors (but highly recommend trying to see as much as you can)