• See monkeys and other animals on a boat tour cruise at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens in Naples, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Family fun feeding giraffes at the Naples Zoo, Naples, Florida, USA. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • See monkeys and other animals on a boat tour cruise at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens in Naples, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • See lions and other animals at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens in Naples, Florida. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Male lion resting in an exhibit at the Naples Zoo in Naples, Florida.
  • You'll see LOTS of alligators at the Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens in Naples, Florida. Photo by Mary Carol Fitzgerald. Must Do Visitor Guides, MustDo.com.
  • Young girl looks at bear through window at Naples Zoo in Naples, Florida.

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens

Families will discover a full day of fun activities and rarely seen species like the giant anteater and Florida panther.  You’ll also find favorites such as lions, bears, cheetahs, and parrots at this nationally accredited zoo and historic botanical garden. Naples Zoo is also one of only a few zoos in the USA that house honey badgers! With a focus on conservation and education, families will not only see amazing animals but also learn steps they can take to save the species in the wild.

There are plenty of fun special events throughout the year, and Zoo membership is also available.

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Hand-feed Giraffe at the Naples Zoo

Naples Zoo at Caribbean Gardens is much more than a walk-through zoo. Parents and kids can get up close with giraffe to hand-feed them lettuce and cruise on a guided tour through islands of monkeys, lemurs, and apes. There are also engaging Meet the Keeper talks, feature wildlife shows in the  Safari Canyon Open-Air Theater, and an alligator training and feeding demonstration. Consistently voted “Best Place to Take Kids” by Gulfshore Life and the Naples Daily NewsRead the Naples Zoo featured blog article here!

Safari Squad Programs for kids age 3-5

Safari Squad family programs are for children ages 3 – 5 years old. The Safari Squad program is offered from 10 – 11 am one Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday each month and feature a short lesson, arts and crafts, a storybook reading, and play stations! Registration is required.

Wild Encounters Behind-the-Scenes Guided Experiences

Get closer to the Naples Zoo animals through behind-the-scenes guided experiences called Wild Encounters. There are five 1-hour tours to choose from: Making Enrichment for the Honey Badgers, Watching Athena the Florida Panther in a Training Session, Feeding the Red-Ruffed Lemurs, Taking Home a Personalized Giraffe Painting, or Feeding an Anteater. Each Wild Encounter is held on a specific day and time. Space and age restrictions apply.

There are special events throughout the year. Zoo membership is also available.

COVID-19 UPDATES: Open with limited capacity from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. with last entry at 2 p.m. On-site ticket purchases are allowed however, online ticket purchases are highly recommended to allow for contactless entry.  Despite removing timed ticketing, the Naples Zoo will still be maintaining a limited capacity of 1200 each day.

In compliance with Collier County Emergency/Executive Order 2020-5, Naples Zoo will be requiring guests to wear masks inside the following locations: Gift Shop/restrooms, Safari Canyon, Wynn’s Pavilion (unless you’re eating and drinking), Black Bear Hammock Bathroom, and the Primate Expedition Cruise and queuing area. Masks are not required to walk around the path to see exhibits.

Safari Canyon, Primate Expedition Cruises, and Meet-The-Keeper Talks are now open at the Naples Zoo.

Safari Canyon can seat up to 400 guests, however, the capacity will be limited to 80 guests to allow for enough space to safely separate by 6 or more feet. Zoo staff will be sanitizing high touch point areas between shows.

The playground will be re-opened. However, it will be closed daily from 11:30 a.m .to 12:00 p.m. for cleaning.

Primate Expedition Cruise will be opened with limited capacity for social distancing.

The giraffe exhibit area and feeding station are closed for the summer, while undergoing a major and much needed renovation.

The Zoo will also maintain a separate outdoor entrance and exit, as well as an outdoor gift shop.

CDC social distancing guidelines to stay a minimum of 6 feet away from other Zoo guests who are not in your immediate household, especially around animal exhibits are strongly encouraged.

Consistent with CDC recommendations, guests are encouraged to bring face masks, but face masks are not required to enter and visit the Naples Zoo.

The Naples Zoo has installed hand sanitizing stations. But encourage guests to bring their own hand sanitizer for their visit for convenience and safety reasons.

Please consider bringing your own water and food. Wynn’s Café (near the main entrance) will be open for cold beverages only. Water fountains will not be available. But guests will have access to and be able to use the Naples Zoo’s water bottle fill-up stations.


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