Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve

The Environmental Learning Center is a 16,500 square-foot facility with four research laboratories, classrooms and 140-seat auditorium, and two story visitors center. The visitor center offers a variety of hands-on experiences, including 2,300-gallon aquarium and interactive exhibits addressing research and stewardship efforts ongoing within the Reserve, as well as a nature store, gallery and picnic area.


Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center is open Monday through Saturday from 9 am to 4 pm (closed Saturdays May – October).

Learn more about taking a kayak or boat tour with a Rookery Bay Reserve naturalist @

300 Tower Road
Naples, Florida 34113
Tel: (239) 417-6310