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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve
Ranked #16 of 134 things to do in Naples
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve represents one of the few remaining undisturbed mangrove estuaries in North America. Rookery Bay's Environmental Learning Center is a state-of-the-art, air conditioned 16,500 square-foot facility with four research laboratories, classrooms, a 140-seat auditorium, and two story visitor center. The Environmental Learning Center offers a variety of hands-on experiences, including a 2,300-gallon aquarium and a marine life touch tank. Other displays in the learning center address coastal research, local history and ongoing conservation efforts within Rookery Bay. There is also a number of nature trails, a scenic overlook bridge, unique gift store, art gallery, and picnic area. Guided boat and kayak tours are offered seasonally from November to May. Check our website for more information.
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Love this place. My grandkids love all the fish and especially when it’s feeding times. Very educational and interest8ng. The outdoor walkway is safe and numerous birds can b3 seen. Bring bug spray.

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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.

1  Thank Greg S
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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.

1  Thank willisw2018
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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!

Thank MarilynLu012
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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!

Thank Maryjo0715
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