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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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Incredibly Educational Experience!

Spent a wonderful morning here learning all about the local wildlife. Great place to bring kids... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
danealex10
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Marco Island, Florida
Excellent

Visited rookery bay with a group of friends and thoroughly enjoyed my time there..wonderful and... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
helenmfarrell
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County Longford, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is s fun learning experience for young and on on the Henderson River. Lots to see and learn. The boys were interested and the exhibits (especially the boat in the lobby) kept them occupied for a couple of hours, Most people miss the gem. I went back alone to learn more about the flora and fauna of the area. I learned more from the volunteer Guide,"Elsa", in 45 minutes that I could have learned in a week at a college.

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

Wonderful education center for all ages. Guided walk was well worth it. Not very long (approx 1 hr), but very informative and enjoyable.

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

We learned a great deal about this remarkable protected area, the fish, the shells, etc. We had an excellent docent. She was very enthusiastic about all of the creatures in the touching pool. This would be a great learning place to take kids. There were a few school groups there. We did all the trails - about 1.5 miles in total. It’s always nice to learn about the area you are staying in!

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

It was probably not the most perfect day to go out on a boat, but our group was dressed for the occasion and we were ready to take the tour! Our tour guide was very informative and had examples of eggs and bones from birds that we were observing. We were able to see eagles nesting and many birds coming to roost in the Rookery. In spite of the cooler weather, it was a wonderful trip and everyone enjoyed themselves. We all said that we would come back again!

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Reviewed 19 January 2018

My wife and I really enjoyed the exhibits and trails. Mike was very helpful answering all of our questions about wildlife in the area.

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