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Conservancy of Southwest Florida

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Open today: 09:30 - 16:30
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Lots to learn for grownups, but not lots to do for kids!

We took our 7 year old. Amazing place for us, too hot for her and the indoor exhibits only held her... read more

Reviewed 25 February 2018
Anna G
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Fun way to spend a few hours

This was our second visit. It's reasonably priced and so is the gift shop. The reptile talk was... read more

Reviewed 22 February 2018
Jennifer D
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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
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+1 239-262-0304
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

We took our 7 year old. Amazing place for us, too hot for her and the indoor exhibits only held her attention for so long. Boat ride was great (thank you Captain Ed!) and we learned a lot. Heads up: book your boat as soon...More

1  Thank Anna G
Reviewed 22 February 2018

This was our second visit. It's reasonably priced and so is the gift shop. The reptile talk was excellent for both kids and adults. The volunteer at the touch tank was terrific in sharing interesting facts with my teens. Definitely do the boat tour, very...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

34 passengers and 4 volunteer crew boated the waters of Rookery Bay for an “echo cruise.” To passengers with little exposure to/knowledge of nature it seemed informative. For those more knowledgeable, the narratives were too elementary to be informative. It was fun to see Osprey...More

1  Thank daydreamHartford
Reviewed 19 February 2018

The short presentation on what they do here with treating injured animals and birds is fascinating. We didn't get to see any babies being treated and hope to go back for the boat ride,

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Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

This cruise was just Okay. The captain and volunteer narrator were clearly at odds. She could do nothing right, narrating, using the microphone, or using the correct ropes to tie the boat. No instructions were given when we landed the boat for lunch (how much...More

1  Thank Supananc
Reviewed 7 February 2018

The Conservancy is an essential visit for those spending time in Naples. Most recommended are the Kayaks which allow you to venture out into the Gordon river with little or no other boats to spoil your day

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

The Conservancy does great work in educating the public about the special places and wildlife they protect through their efforts. The short trails are easy and provide some nice river overlooks. The visitors center is also informative and provides alot of "hands-on" activities for kids...More

1  Thank Steve W
Reviewed 25 January 2018

We were not sure what we would see as the property seems to be in the middle of development. The discovery center is very informative and fun for all ages and the boat ride was great. We saw Manatees, and a variety of birds. All...More

3  Thank willisw2018
ConservancySWFL, other at Conservancy of Southwest Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you for the review, Willisw2018! We are, in fact, in the middle of some improvements here at the Nature Center. But I'm glad to know you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We spent about 3 hours here. A friend works there so we got some behind the scenes activity. All the volunteers are great and very knowledgeable. We did the electric boat tour and learned A lot about water conservation. A must see activity and great...More

Thank Barbara P
Reviewed 19 January 2018

The Conservancy of SW Florida is located next to the Naples Zoo. There is an animal hospital for wild animals. Call them for help if you find an injured wild animal! Phone: (239) 262-0304

Thank Gerry W
ConservancySWFL, other at Conservancy of Southwest Florida, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Thank you so much, Gerry! We really appreciate you helping us get the word out about what to do when you spot an injured or orphaned animal.

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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
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Response from Jack H | Reviewed this property |
You could do a $135 membership which is good for 5 adults and 4 children. Great place for families.
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$14.95 Adults and 9.95 kids
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