Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center

The Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve is 110,000 acres of pristine mangrove forests, uplands and protected waters on the western edge of the Everglades. Where rivers and streams meet the sea, a unique habitat is formed. A myriad of wildlife, including 150 species of birds and many threatened and endangered animals, thrive in the estuarine environment and surrounding upland hammocks and scrub found within the Reserve. The reserve operates an Environmental Learning Center for the public that features aquariums, interactive exhibits, children's exhibits, marine touch tank, live animals, nature trails with observation platforms over Henderson Creek, guided kayak trips, art gallery, lunch and evening lecture series, gift shop, picnic areas, special events and more. Learn more at rookerybay.org and facebook.com/friendsofrookerybay.

Amenities

Activities

Birding, Boating, Canoeing, Kayaking

Amenities

Baby-changing station, Bus Parking, Concessions, Covered Pavilion, Gift Shop, Multilingual Staff, Parking, Restrooms, Vending machines

Average Visit Time

2 - 3 hours

Disabled Traveler Information

ADA Compliant, Disability Accessible, Handicapped Parking, Ramps, Wheelchair Seating, Wheelchair-friendly

Discount

Florida Resident Discount, Group Discount, Local Resident Discount, Senior Citizen Discount, Student Discount

Guest Information

Family Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)