Activities for Children at Naples Botanical Garden

If a child could wave a magic wand and create the perfect place for an outdoor adventure the Naples Botanical Garden would probably be the result.

This garden is a place where you can learn as a family about the world around you and provides as much delight for parents and grandparents as it does for kids!

Most importantly, this garden is a place you’ll want to return to often.

Father and daughter at Naples Botanical Garden
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Naples Botanical Garden organizes activities of W.O.N.D.E.R. which stands for Walk, Observe, Navigate, Draw, Explore and Read including W.O.N.D.E.R. Activity Packs for children to enjoy during their Garden adventure and even at home.

Activity Packs for the kids, also located in the Visitor Center, for a hands-on learning experience while strolling the Garden or at home. Available in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole, each pack is centered around a monthly theme and features a Garden map, activity page, Junior Nature Journal, craft, and supplies to enjoy at your own pace. 

Young boy and father playing in a pot of soil
Photo courtesy Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden attracts pollinators, butterflies included, through collections showcasing the tropics.  Be on the lookout for pollinators, feathered friends, and more during your Garden visit.

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In addition, Naples Botanical Garden Preserve offers a mile-long paved pathway as well as sandy trails through pine flatwoods and coastal scrub, offering children the opportunity to explore on an easy walk/hike through these restored ecosystems. 

Young girl smiling and motioning towards hanging bananas at Naples Botanical Gardens in Naples, Florida.
Photo courtesy Naples Botanical Garden

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Nita Ettinger is Co-publisher for Siesta Publications Inc. and the Editor in Chief for Must Do Visitor Guides. Must Do Visitor Guides provides Southwest Florida visitor information through printed magazines and the website Must Do magazines are published bi-annually and are available at no cost in Sarasota, Lee, and Collier County Chamber of Commerce, visitor information centers, select Southwest Florida hotels, and wherever free publications can be found.