Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens Naples
Where is it at?
Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Road
Tel: 239 262 5409
Where are we going today?
Two attractions in one, Naples Zoo invites guests to explore a historic 45-acre botanical garden in the heart of Naples filled with rare animals from apes to zebras.
Naples Zoo is the only place in the SE US where you can see fosas, Madagascar's rare carnivores. Black Bear Hammock is the largest black bear exhibit east of the Mississippi River featuring backyard and native habitats. Leopard Rock and Tiger Forest allows guests to get up close to big cats through glass walls. Other feature exhibits include Panther Glade, and Petrof's Primate Pavilion.
Naples Zoo also offers a full day of entertaining wild animal shows. The Safari Canyon open-air theater combines the fascinating information and wildlife footage of a nature program with the thrill of experiencing those same animals live -- from unusual carnivores to venomous snakes.
The newest activity is Snake Sunbathing. In a casual environment, guests can get a good look at a variety of venomous reptiles while chatting with trained professional handlers.
For the botanically curious, a tour of the historic garden on Sundays is led by the Zoos botanist. The Zoo also offers a Meet the Keeper Series and Alligator Bay where you'll see the giant reptiles being hand fed.
And no visit is complete without a guided cruise through the islands of monkeys,lemurs, and apes. A variety of dining choices are available at Wynn's at the Zoo.
How much does it cost?
- Free Under: 2 years.
When can we go?
9am to 5pm.
Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Wynn's at the Zoo: Local favorite since 1948, Wynn's Market now provides a variety of healthy dining choices at the main cafe. Wynn's Jungle Cafe also offers a second dining location along the shores of Lake Victoria during popular times of the year..
Any Top Tips?
Visit early in the day. Cool days are best. Make sure to read your map and schedule to see all the presentations: they're the best of the zoo. Don't forget sunblock and a hat and your comfy shoes..
Doing our bit
Although much has changed over the Zoo's 90 year history, its mission remains rooted in conservation as it seeks to delight guests with the natural world to inspire the conservation of our planet's wild areas and their wondrous inhabitants. And at the end of a visit, guests leave with the message that all of us have great power to change the future for people and animals by what we purchase, how we live, and whom we support. .
Need a little extra help?
Trails are paved for wheelchairs and strollers. Any questions, please email with your inquiry..
Changing tables are available in the men's and women's restrooms. A family restroom is located in the Zoo and the main restrooms have a secondary entrance for family or handicap use..
Can I get one of those?
The ZOO Gift Shop offers a variety of items for animal lovers whether it's a wild stuffed animal to spark a child's imaginary trip to Africa or a nature book to make your next backyard adventure more exciting. And remember, the shop is open to the public you do not need to pay zoo admission. The zoo donates ten percent of the retail price of all plush primates and carnivores toward conservation projects to help them in the wild. .
What people are saying?
by jaely mitchell
Half of the exhibits are under removation . If you are unable to do anything due to poor weather or whatever the case may be you are unable to get a refund of your money . You are only given a rain check ticket. I personally do not recommend this zoo. Just a waste of time .
by Barry R.
Are you kidding?? $20 a person to get in an small zoo?? Most of the zoo staff were friendly except for the ladies in the ticket\store area..... they were rude & would stare like my 4 year old was going to steal something. Animals were ok but not worth paying $110 for the family. Save your $$ for a different zoo.
by Gary Asher
Have been to the zoo many times and have always looked forward to going there. HOWEVER, today was a disaster . The boat ride was conducted by a woman that DID NOT know how to drive the pontoon and talked to us like we were two year olds. The boat ride has always been a highlight of the zoo visit. Find someone who knows what they are doing.
Also, the quality of maintenance has declined. Do a better job of maintaining the zoo or it will be come a bad place to visit.
by Michael Giskin
I love going to zoos and seeing wildlife. Naples Zoo is no exception. I've been coming here for years and they have definitely expanded. The zoo is planning another big expansion so expect even more to see here. The shows are also great here to see some animals that are not always on display.
by Chris Bigg
Displays are great and the animals looked well cared for. The lake boat ride with the primate islands is great. Feeding the giraffe was very cool. Also honey badgers! Missed some of the exhibits because of the expansion.