Safari Squad - Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Safari Squad

Join us for a Zoo adventure to see nature through your toddler’s eyes!
Bring your young explorer for a playful adventure at Safari Squad. This program is now available to both members and non-members, and designed for children 3 to 5 years old and an adult. Classes feature an animal encounter, storybook reading, creative art, and free-choice play stations, such as sensory play and nature-based activities. Every month has four weeks of themed learning and nature play activities. Sign up your toddler for an individual class or join us for all four weeks of play!  

Program Rates

Member Child/Adult Pair  $12 per class
Non-Member Child/Adult Pair  $15 per class + child Zoo admission + adult Zoo admission 
Member Additional Adult    $10 per class  
Non-member Additional Adult   $10 per class + adult Zoo admission 


MAY    I     Small but Mighty 

Animals come in all shapes and sizes, but don’t underestimate the little guys. Some animals like ants, hummingbirds, and bats may be small but they are mighty. Come learn about the tiny animals that make a big difference in nature, and see just how unique they are! 

  • Wednesday, May 25* Reptile Roundup  
*Programs require a minimum of 3 participants. 



JUNE     I    South American Adventures

Learn about animals that fly in the sky, sleep in the trees, and dig with ease as we explore the rivers and rainforests of beautiful South America.  Explore the many habitats and species that call this land their home, and play as these incredible creatures as you learn about their amazing adaptations.

  • Wednesday, June 1* Amazing Anteaters
  • Saturday, June 4* Amazing Anteaters
  • Wednesday, June 8* Parrot Pandemonium
  • Saturday, June 11* Parrot Pandemonium
  • Wednesday, June 15* Crazy Coatis
  • Saturday, June 18* Crazy Coatis
  • Wednesday, June 22* Sleepy Sloths  
  • Saturday, June 25*  Sleepy Sloths
*Programs require a minimum of 3 participants.



JULY    I     Keeping it Cool 

Description: As the temperatures heat up in Florida, we will learn how our native species keep cool!  Discover the many ways plants and animals beat the heat, and take advantage of the wet season and humid conditions.

  • Wednesday, July 6* Messy Moments
  • Saturday, July 9* Messy Moments
  • Wednesday, July 13* We’re all ears!
  • Saturday, July 16* We’re all ears!
  • Wednesday, July 20* Underground Missions
  • Saturday, July 23* Underground Missions
  • Wednesday, July 27* Splendid Skin 
  • Saturday, July 30*  Splendid Skin
*Programs require a minimum of 3 participants.



AUGUST     I    Pond Buddies

A lot of animals live in the water. Some you can see right in many neighborhood ponds! Join us in learning about the many species of ducks, turtles, fish, and frogs in our neighborhoods. Let’s practice your jumps and waddles, play matching games, dress up like the animals, and more! 

  • Wednesday, August 3* Quacking Up
  • Saturday, August 6* Quacking Up
  • Wednesday, August 10* Turtley Awesome
  • Saturday, August 13* Turtley Awesome
  • Wednesday, August 17* Fish are Friends
  • Saturday, August 20* Fish are Friends
  • Wednesday, August 24* Froggy Fun
  • Saturday, August 27*  Froggy Fun
*Programs require a minimum of 3 participants.


Registration Information

  • This program is available to both member and non-members.
  • Pre-registration for this program is required, and must be made a minimum of two days prior to the program date.
  • Classes begin at 9:00 am and last one hour. Please arrive up to 15 minutes early for the program.
  • Locations for the program are subject to change and will be communicated in advance.


  • The cost of this program is based on a one-to one child/adult ratio. Any additional children must be paid for, and have an additional adult accompany them in the program.
  • Payment for the program, and any additional attendees, is due in full upon registration from the program.


  • A cancellation notice must be given seven days prior to the program date to receive a full refund. If a cancellation notice is given less than one week from program start date, this will result in a fee of 50% of the total cost of the registration.
  • * A minimum of three participants is required to hold the program.  In the event of low enrollment, a cancellation notice will be sent to the registrant email, and a full refund for the class will be given.

Education Department

Phone: 239-262-5409 ext. 158


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