This multi-media experience starts with a moving map of the Everglades, which gives you a unique look at how the ecosystem has changed over the years. Then, get an underground look at our unique water flow ways.
As you move through the dry uplands, get up close with the slithering snakes and panther habitat. Watch baby American alligators and then continue on through the mangrove forest and onto a beautiful beach. There, dip your hands into the live animal Touch Tank; hold a sea star, touch a sea urchin, or feel a horseshoe crab run across your fingers.
Before you finish your spectacular tour of the Dalton Discovery Center, you'll be able to see Luna - our brand new juvenile loggerhead sea turtle - swimming around in her temporary tank, before she moves to the larger, 5,000-gallon patch reef tank.
Spanish for the word “moon,” the name Luna was suggested by two visitors at the Conservancy’s Nature Center in light of sea turtle hatchlings’ night time trek from land to sea. Luna can be seen in the Ocean’s Gallery where she serves as an ambassador for loggerheads, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about sea turtle conservation.
All aboard from the Allyn Family Dock! Take a leisurely, informative and fun 45-minute cruise along the beautiful Gordon River.
Every day, Conservancy-trained naturalists or volunteers lead daily programs for Nature Center guests.
The trails may be short, but the bird viewing is terrific! Take a self-guided nature walk along the DeLong Mangrove Trail, the Lagoon Trail and the Hammock Trail.
1495 Smith Preserve Way Naples, Florida 34102
Monday - Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm (ET)
239-262-0304 phone 239-262-0672 fax
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