Fodor's Expert Review Conservancy of Southwest Florida Nature Center
If you’re looking to connect with nature, this is the place, regardless of age. Take a 45-minute electric boat tour (ages 2+) along the Gordon River, rent a kayak, or go on a guided nature walk. The Dalton Discovery Center features interactive exhibits on six Florida ecosystems, including a touch tank where you can learn about many of the same animals you find on the local beaches, and meet the area’s only loggerhead sea turtle living in a spectacular aquarium. Preschoolers can have hands-on fun at the Little Explorer Play Zone. The on-site wildlife hospital's viewing area gives you a peek at staff working on any number of animals. Check out Cinema Sunday and other events in their Nature Center. The electric boat tours are free, and you don't have to pay the admission fee for the center to ride.