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Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center
300 Tower Road
Naples, FL 34113
(239) 530-5940 

The Environmental Learning Center is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. It is closed on Saturdays, May through October.

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Daily Programs

  • Mondays
    • 11 am - noon: Manatee Marvels
      See what makes manatees so unique as our naturalist talks about fun facts, threats, and ways to help these endangered mammals!
    • 2 - 3 pm: Sharks
      Learn about which sharks live in the Rookery Bay Reserve as our naturalist details why sharks are important and what makes them such fascinating creatures.
  • Tuesdays
    • 11 am - noon: Touch Tank
      Naturalist-led exploration of touch tank critters that live in Rookery Bay waters, such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars and mollusks.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Sea Turtles
      Learn about the sea turtles of Florida and what the Rookery Bay Reserve is doing to understand more about these fascinating reptiles.
  • Wednesdays
    • 11 am - noon: Skulls and Bones
      There's much to be learned about the way animals live through their skulls and bones. From panthers to crocdiles ... find out what makes them tick.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Touch Tank
      Naturalist-led exploration of touch tank critters that live in Rookery Bay waters, such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars and mollusks.
  • Thursdays
    • 11 am - noon: Slithering Snakes
      Learn about the snakes that live in Florida's environment and how to tell which are venomous. Come see a live snake as our naturalist dispels some of the myths about these slithering reptiles.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Sea Shells of Southwest Florida
      Learn about the unique array of shells can be found on Southwest Florida beaches. Help our naturalist identify sea shells while learning about the animals that call them home.
  • Fridays
    • 11 am - 12 pm: Touch Tank
      Naturalist-led exploration of touch tank critters that live in Rookery Bay waters, such as horseshoe crabs, sea stars and mollusks.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Snail Trail
      Throughout history, Florida's native plants have provided people with medicine, shelter, food and recreation. Join a Rookery Bay naturalist on a walking tour of the grounds and discover many of the fascinating uses for native plants.
  • Saturdays
    • 11 am - 12 pm: Snail Trail
      Throughout history, Florida's native plants have provided people with medicine, shelter, food and recreation. Join a Rookery Bay naturalist on a walking tour of the grounds and discover many of the fascinating uses for native plants.
    • 2 - 3 pm: Manatee Marvels
      See what makes manatees so unique as our naturalist talks about fun facts, threats, and ways to help these endangered mammals!
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