Events

  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Mar 25th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure as we launch “Safari Squad!", our program for our youngest learners. Safari Squad programs feature an animal encounter, storybook reading, an arts and crafts project, and free-choice play stations, all focused on a special, new theme each month. Safari Squad will now be featured at 10:00 am for one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month! Classes begin at 10:00 am and usually last an hour. 

    Cost: Members $10 each, Non-members $25 each (includes full day admission)

    March theme: "Small but Mighty"

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  • Party for the Planet, Sat. April 1

    Apr 1st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Party for the Planet at Naples Zoo on April 1st

     Party for the Planet is Free for Collier County Residents

    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is joining with over 100 accredited zoos and aquariums across the nation to Party for the Planet™ in celebration of Earth Day – creating North America’s largest combined Earth Day celebration! Conservation groups from around Southwest Florida, as well as local businesses with a green focus, will be on-site to share ways on how to live more sustainably. From 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 1st at Naples Zoo, kids will receive free earth-friendly gifts* from participating partners. Zoo guests can test their skills at the Trash Challenge, plant a seed to take home, and more! Best of all, Party for the Planet™ is taking place on the first Saturday of the month when Collier County residents are welcomed free to Naples Zoo.

    Party for the Planet™ participants include: Davey Tree, Collier County Solid Waste Management, Keep Collier Beautiful, Goodwill, Pollution Control Division, and Conservancy of Southwest Florida.

    In recent years, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums has publicly recognized Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens as one of their accredited institutions that contributes the most to field conservation programs as a percentage of their budget. Since 2012, Naples Zoo has donated over a million dollars in collaborative conservation programs to save rare plants and animals in the wild. The largest project was a cooperative effort with the US Fish and Wildlife Service and Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to create a short-term rehabilitation facility for injured or orphaned Florida panthers and conservation education efforts to protect our state animal. The Zoo’s conservation portfolio also includes other local efforts including research on the endangered Florida bonneted bat, awareness on invasive species, and living safely with wildlife graphics in Big Cypress National Preserve.  International efforts support giant anteaters, tigers, lemurs, giraffes, gibbons, leopards, lions, and much more. As a private nonprofit, Naples Zoo is only able to conduct these programs with the support of the zoo’s guests, members, and donors.

    *While supplies last

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Apr 11th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure as we launch “Safari Squad!", our program for our youngest learners. Safari Squad programs feature an animal encounter, storybook reading, an arts and crafts project, and free-choice play stations, all focused on a special, new theme each month. Safari Squad will now be featured at 10:00 am for one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month! Classes begin at 10:00 am and usually last an hour. 

    Cost: Members $10 each, Non-members $25 each (includes full day admission)

    April Theme: "Paws for the Planet"

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    If you have any technical difficulties with website sign up, please email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Apr 12th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure as we launch “Safari Squad!", our program for our youngest learners. Safari Squad programs feature an animal encounter, storybook reading, an arts and crafts project, and free-choice play stations, all focused on a special, new theme each month. Safari Squad will now be featured at 10:00 am for one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month! Classes begin at 10:00 am and usually last an hour. 

    Cost: Members $10 each, Non-members $25 each (includes full day admission)

    April Theme: "Paws for the Planet"

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    If you have any technical difficulties with website sign up, please email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Spring Fest - Meet the Easter Bunny!

    Start: Apr 14, 2017
    End: Apr 16, 2017
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is pleased to announce a special visitor at the Zoo, the Easter bunny! Join the Easter bunny and Naples Zoo for Spring Fest Friday, April 14th through Sunday, April 16th. The Easter Bunny will be available from 10 am to 2 pm Friday through Sunday!

    During the three days of Spring Fest, guests can enjoy watching our wild hunts where our animals hunt for Easter eggs and enjoy special treats! Other activities for children will include a scavenger hunt and an arts and craft project.

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Apr 15th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure as we launch “Safari Squad!", our program for our youngest learners. Safari Squad programs feature an animal encounter, storybook reading, an arts and crafts project, and free-choice play stations, all focused on a special, new theme each month. Safari Squad will now be featured at 10:00 am for one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month! Classes begin at 10:00 am and usually last an hour. 

    Cost: Members $10 each, Non-members $25 each (includes full day admission)

    April Theme: "Paws for the Planet"

    Sign up online today! 

    If you have any technical difficulties with website sign up, please email education@napleszoo.org.

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