Discovery Center

Nature Discovery CenterThe Discovery Center is place where visitors learn about the unique environment of Southwest Florida.

Explore our unique ecosystems and meet fascinating creatures such as the Florida Panther, American Alligator and Loggerhead Sea Turtle.

Listen to the sounds of the Western Everglades, get hands-on with marine life in our 500 gallon touch tank and check out some “alien invaders” from all over the world. Over 150 species of local wildlife can be seen while exploring the diverse exhibits and aquaria.

Discover how litter left behind can affect marine animals and how our Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic rehabilitates these injured animals.

Learn about the critical issues affecting southwest Florida and how you can help the Environmental Policy team preserve southwest Florida’s wildlife for future generations.

Environmental Education naturalists and volunteer docents offer daily programs to learn more about Southwest Florida's environment.

Plan your visit to the Conservancy with these helpful tips.

Got a question for our naturalist?

Email naturalist@conservancy.orgyour question may be featured on our website, or in an upcoming newsletter!