Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Naples, FL

Where are we going?

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens
1590 Goodlette-Frank Rd
FL 34102

239 262 5409

What is there to do?

It's a WILD day out in Florida with Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens! It's two amazing experiences in one as kids can explore a historic 45-acre botanical garden in the heart of Naples, AND explore the rare animals from all around the world that call it home!

Naples Zoo is filled with beautiful creatures that kids can meet, learn about, and spend time with. It's also in a beautiful setting, with the historic tropical gardens being founded back in 1919, filled with mature trees and exotic plants. 

As you walk around notice the layout too, because the botanical garden was panned 50 years before the animals were introduced, so you can see the exhibits have been carefully designed to maximise the space!

Each of the exhibits are also home to some pretty amazing animals. Kids can see black bears playing, or the brown lemurs swiniging from the trees. In fact, Black Bear Hammock is the largest black bear exhibit east of the Mississippi River featuring backyard and native habitats.

Enjoy watching the grandness of the African lions, or swoon at the cuteness of the Clouded Leopard!

Did you know that Naples Zoo is the ONLY place in Southeast USA where you can see fosas? These are Madagascar's rare carnivores. 

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. 

Let's not forget about the reptiles and birds too!

Your admission to Naples Zoo also includes a handful of other experiences too. 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 primate expedition cruise gives you a deeper insight into these jungle and forest favorites, kids can see alligators being fed by hand, and the Keeper Series allows you to learn even more about the animals that you know and love!

History, wildlife, nature and so much more at Naples Zoo & Caribbean Gardens. It's time to walk on your WILD side in Florida!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $22.95

Children: $14.95 (Ages 3-12)

Discount: Seniors $21.95 & Military Adults with ID$17.95

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

Naples Zoo has restrooms accessible for those with disabilities in the main gift shop and also has accessible restrooms and a family bathroom on Shoreline Trail in the zoo. There are concrete sidewalks to Safari Canyon and the Café and paved walkways throughout the Zoo. Wheelchairs may be taken into the Safari Canyon theater where there are wheelchair-reserved spaces in the front row.


When can we go?

9am to 5pm daily. Last ticket sold at 4pm

Open every day except Thanksgiving & Christmas Day.


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.

I’m Hungry!

There are a number of places to fill those tummies! Wynn's Cafe offers signature sandwiches, hot dogs, snacks and drinks. Safari Canyon Snacks is where kids can pick up pretzels, popcorn & more tasty treats, plus there is Wynn's Jungle Cafe right on the water where you can enjoy frozen treats and snacks and watch the primates!

Healthy Eating

There are salads and healthy options at Wynn's Cafe! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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