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National Estuaries Celebration at Rookery Bay

Sep 06, 2021 04:56PM ● By Kristy Mayer

Highlighting a month of special activities and events, Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, in Naples, will present a Super Saturday Estuaries Celebration on September 25 featuring mini-guided boat tours ($20) in the bay and activities for all ages. The event will also include kids’ arts and crafts, microscope labs for all ages, interactive trivia, a scavenger hunt, Rediscovery Rookery Bay Film Festival showings, feed the fish opportunities and more, most taking place in the Environmental Learning Center from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Monthlong attractions and features include 20 percent discounts on guided eco-tours by boat or kayak, photography workshops, discounts in the nature store, a special art exhibit in the gallery, access to butterfly garden and meditation area, guided exhibits by docents and more. Those that pay for mini-guided boat tours on September 25 gain free admittance to the Learning Center.

Learning Center and Celebration admission is adults/$8, ages 6-12/$5, children under 6, Rookery Bay and reciprocal national nature center program members, active and retired military and families/free. Location: 300 Tower Rd. For more information or to register for Sept. 25 boat tours (by Sept. 7), visit