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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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Wonderful exhibits, great facilities for Wildlfe Rehab, fantastic boat trip

We went here w/12yr old & 10yr old grandchildren. In advance, I purchased a Conservancy membership... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Austin, Texas
Fantastic institution

The conservancy has been serving Naples and SWFL for many many years. I remember it from the 70s... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Greenwich, Connecticut
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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
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1495 Smith Preserve Way, Admission Cost, Naples, FL 34102-3500
+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Reasonable50
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank mbseuf
Reviewed 11 December 2018

A neat place to visit. Bring the children for a wonderful wildlife presentation. Have visited several times and always look forward to a return visit.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cthog2u
Reviewed 26 November 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank yogajane07
Reviewed 16 November 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank deanjp2015
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DRGilbert
Reviewed 10 October 2018

lots to see. really enjoyed the boat ride. learned a lot. volunteers were very knowledgable and enthusiastic.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eskie616
Reviewed 3 September 2018

They have nice wide trails that bikes, runners and walkers use. The original plants have been maintained.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Lawito
Reviewed 24 August 2018

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. They do such...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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6 January 2019|
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Response from Lawito | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't know - call them at 239 262 0304 Have fun and good luck
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2 July 2018|
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Response from Gail B | Reviewed this property |
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
13 May 2018|
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Response from 711jackh | Reviewed this property |
You could do a $135 membership which is good for 5 adults and 4 children. Great place for families.