Events

  • Safari Squad Family Program

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

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    October Theme: "Who Turned Out the Lights?"
    Join us to discover nocturnal animals - those who prowl at night!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

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

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    October Theme: "Who Turned Out the Lights?"
    Join us to discover nocturnal animals - those who prowl at night!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Oct 14th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    October Theme: "Who Turned Out the Lights?"
    Join us to discover nocturnal animals - those who prowl at night!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Conservation Lecture Series: Africa's Lion Stronghold

    Oct 17th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Africa's Lion Stronghold:
    Ruaha National Park with Dr. Amy Dickman

    We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Amy Dickman, Director of Ruaha Carnivore Project in Tanzania. She will share her experiences with Africa's largest population of lions and collaborating with the people who live among them to insure a better future for both people and wildlife. Since its founding in 2009, the project has rapidly generated genuine progress in saving lions. Come hear what is possible when people work together - and what's needed next.

    Cost: General Public: $10 (pay at door)  | Naples Zoo Members: Free | RSVP TODAY

     

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  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 20th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Boo at the Zoo
    Three days of Kids Free!

    Naples Zoo is excited to invite all kids in costume to Boo at the Zoo with FREE admission! Boo at the Zoo will be three days of tricks-or-treats: Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Best of all, all kids in costume will receive FREE admission for all three days!

    This family event will start at 10 am daily and end at 3pm daily. Activities include trick-or-treating, education stations, game garden prizes, a costume contest each day and a DJ for dancing! Costume contests will be held every day at 1pm with 3 different categories for everyone to participate. As always, everyone can enjoy watching rare animals going wild “carving” pumpkins and other treats with tooth, horn, and claw. All the fun is included in regular Zoo admission.

    *For this family-friendly event, only adults accompanied by children are permitted in costume. 
    As a reminder, Naples Zoo is a place for family and friends to enjoy time together and connect with animals and nature.  We ask that adults who choose to attend Boo at the Zoo in costume to please refrain from costumes that would potentially scare guests and most especially young children.  Please be advised that the Zoo reserves the right to deny admission to visitors dressed in frightening or inappropriate costumes. As always, masks are not permitted. 

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  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 21st, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Boo at the Zoo
    Three days of Kids Free!

    Naples Zoo is excited to invite all kids in costume to Boo at the Zoo with FREE admission! Boo at the Zoo will be three days of tricks-or-treats: Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Best of all, all kids in costume will receive FREE admission for all three days!

    This family event will start at 10 am daily and end at 3pm daily. Activities include trick-or-treating, education stations, game garden prizes, a costume contest each day and a DJ for dancing! Costume contests will be held every day at 1pm with 3 different categories for everyone to participate. As always, everyone can enjoy watching rare animals going wild “carving” pumpkins and other treats with tooth, horn, and claw. All the fun is included in regular Zoo admission.

    *For this family-friendly event, only adults accompanied by children are permitted in costume. 
    As a reminder, Naples Zoo is a place for family and friends to enjoy time together and connect with animals and nature.  We ask that adults who choose to attend Boo at the Zoo in costume to please refrain from costumes that would potentially scare guests and most especially young children.  Please be advised that the Zoo reserves the right to deny admission to visitors dressed in frightening or inappropriate costumes. As always, masks are not permitted. 

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  • Boo at the Zoo

    Oct 22nd, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

    Boo at the Zoo
    Three days of Kids Free!

    Naples Zoo is excited to invite all kids in costume to Boo at the Zoo with FREE admission! Boo at the Zoo will be three days of tricks-or-treats: Friday, October 20th, Saturday, October 21st and Sunday, October 22nd. Best of all, all kids in costume will receive FREE admission for all three days!

    This family event will start at 10 am daily and end at 3pm daily. Activities include trick-or-treating, education stations, game garden prizes, a costume contest each day and a DJ for dancing! Costume contests will be held every day at 1pm with 3 different categories for everyone to participate. As always, everyone can enjoy watching rare animals going wild “carving” pumpkins and other treats with tooth, horn, and claw. All the fun is included in regular Zoo admission.

    *For this family-friendly event, only adults accompanied by children are permitted in costume. 
    As a reminder, Naples Zoo is a place for family and friends to enjoy time together and connect with animals and nature.  We ask that adults who choose to attend Boo at the Zoo in costume to please refrain from costumes that would potentially scare guests and most especially young children.  Please be advised that the Zoo reserves the right to deny admission to visitors dressed in frightening or inappropriate costumes. As always, masks are not permitted. 

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  • Florida Panther Festival

    Nov 4th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
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  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Nov 14th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    November Theme: "Animal Architects"
    Learn about how animals build things and why. We will build some fun things too!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

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

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    November Theme: "Animal Architects"
    Learn about how animals build things and why. We will build some fun things too!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Conservation Lecture Series: Florida's Largest Bat

    Nov 16th, 2017
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Florida's Largest Bat:
    Helping Our Endangered Neighbors with Dr. Frank Ridgley

    Little is known about our state's largest bat.  Its total population is believed to only be in the hundreds and it is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN.  Known as the Florida bonneted bat, its range is limited to the southern tip of Florida and mostly concentrated on the coasts including here in Collier County. Come meet Dr. Frank Ridgley, one of the people dedicated to working with communities to save these local endangered species. 

    Gather along the path by Alligator Bay for an informal mixer from 6 to 7 p.m. in the gardens followed by his presentation and Q&A in the Safari Canyon open-air theater from 7 until 8 p.m. Please dress comfortably for this evening outdoors.

    Cost: General Public: $10 (pay at door)  | Naples Zoo Members: Free | RSVP TODAY.

     

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  • Safari Squad Family Programs

    Nov 18th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    November Theme: "Animal Architects"
    Learn about how animals build things and why. We will build some fun things too!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

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

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    December Theme: "Monkey'n Around"
    Go bananas and learn about the monkeys!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Dec 13th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    December Theme: "Monkey'n Around"
    Go bananas and learn about the monkeys!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Winter Fest

    Dec 15th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
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  • Winter Fest

    Dec 16th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
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  • Safari Squad Family Program

    Dec 16th, 2017
    10:00am - 11:00am

    Join the Squad! Bring 3-5 year olds for a playful adventure at “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 is from 10 am to 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday each month!

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

    December Theme: "Monkey'n Around"
    Go bananas and learn about the monkeys!

    Sign up online today! 

    Questions? Email education@napleszoo.org.

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  • Winter Fest

    Dec 17th, 2017
    All-day Event
    Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
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  • Conservation Lecture Series: Florida's Amazing Black Bears

    Jan 18th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Florida's Amazing Black Bears with Mike Orlando

    Bears are amazing! They can climb a 100' tree in 30 seconds and even clamber up rock walls. (Seriously. Watch the video). They can run 35 mph - about as fast as a deer. Bears are also reported to have the best sense in the animal kingdom with a sense of smell estimated at 7 times better than a bloodhound!

    Bears are also coming back in numbers in Florida. After dropping to just a few hundred bears in the 1970s, there are now more than 4,000 in the state. Join us to learn the best ways we can live together with these large carnivores from one of the leading experts in the state.

    Visit the Naples Zoo bear page to see how you can help in your neighborhood today.

    Gather along by the black bears for an informal mixer from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the gardens followed by his presentation and Q&A in the Safari Canyon open-air theater from 7 until 8 p.m. Please dress comfortably for this evening outdoors. 

    Cost: General Public: $10 (pay at door)  | Naples Zoo Members: Free | RSVP TODAY

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  • Conservation Lecture Series: Hope for Wild Tigers

    Feb 15th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Hope for Wild Tigers with Dr. Tara Harris

    At the rate tigers were being lost in the late 20th century, it didn't seem likely wild tigers would live to see the new millennium. But through the efforts of many, tigers still walk Asian forests. Yet much work remains to continue this good news. 

    As one of the many voices for tigers, Dr. Tara Harris serves two roles: As coordinator of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan®, she manages a breeding program for about 350 purebred tigers living in zoos across North America; and as head of the Tiger Conservation Campaign, she galvanizes zoo support for efforts to save wild tigers in Asia. Come hear her talk about what's making a difference for tigers and how you can be part of making more good news for these majestic creatures.

    Gather by the Malayan tigers for an informal mixer from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the gardens followed by her presentation and Q&A in the Safari Canyon open-air theater until 8 p.m. Please dress comfortably for this evening outdoors.

    Cost: General Public: $10 (pay at door)  | Naples Zoo Members: Free | RSVP TODAY.

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  • Conservation Lecture Series: Lemurs & Madagascar

    Mar 15th, 2018
    6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Lemurs & Madagascar with Dr. Eric Miller

    With its collection of unique creatures and flora, Madagascar has been nicknamed the "eighth continent." The Madagascar Fauna and Flora Group has reintroduced lemurs to the wild, cares for animals rescued from illegal wildlife trade, trains farmers how to get better crops, replants forests, and educates rural children. The MFG also reintroduced three groups of endangered black and white lemurs to the forest to enhance the genetic pool.

    Come hear what's happening in their two main project areas and see the great work being accomplished.

    Gather by the lemurs and fosa for an informal mixer from 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the gardens followed by his presentation and Q&A in the Safari Canyon open-air theater from 7 until 8 p.m. Please dress comfortably for this evening outdoors.

    Cost: General Public: $10 (pay at door)  | Naples Zoo Members: Free | RSVP TODAY.

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