Naples Zoo

Naples Zoo
Naples Zoo is an incredible place to bring friends and family and have a wonderful day! The zoo came into existence as part of a personal project by botanist Dr. Henry Nehrling in 1919. Ten years later after his death, the gardens were abandoned and activity on the land did not begin until 1954. The gardens were converted to a zoo in 1967. Since then, the zoo has become the home of 70 species belonging to exhibits such as Cheetahs, Fosas of Madagascar, Black Bear Hammock, Leopard Rock, Tiger Forest, Alligator Bay, and Backyard Habitat.


Naples Zoo Coupons

Members of Naples Zoo and military personnel can enjoy discounts on admission. As a member of Naples Zoo, you’ll receive free admission for one year, guest discounts, gift shop discounts and cafe discounts. Membership categories range from individual to patron.

There’s also a nanny membership add-on for nannies accompanying children whose parents are absent.

Members of other zoos will receive a Naples Zoo coupon for a $4 discount off an adult ticket and a $2 discount off a children’s ticket.

Military personnel with valid ID are eligible to enter the zoo at the children’s admission ticket rate. If there are other persons in your party, they would be entitled to a $2 discount on each standard admission ticket. This offer is valid for a party of up to six persons.


Hotels Near the Naples Zoo: and are two travel sites you can use when searching for a hotel near Naples Zoo. Best Western Bonita Springs Hotel & Suites; Ramada Inn Naples; and Naples Courtyard Inn are just a few hotels located in the area.

These hotels are aptly priced and if you plan on visiting the zoo 1 or more times then one of these hotels would be a great choice. Remember to check online to see the deals and the best prices.

Zoo Hours

Naples Zoo Hours:

Naples Zoo opens 363 days per year from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. On Christmas Eve the zoo closes at 4:00 p.m. The zoo is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Zoo Info

Naples Zoo Prices:

Adults (13-64): $19.95
Seniors (65+): $18.95
Kids (3-12): $12.95
Kids (0-2): Free
Naples Zoo Members: Free

Parking: Free

Groups: If you’re having a corporate event, group party, or you’re part of a group of young explorers you’ll be eligible for a group discount.


Phone Number: 239-262-5409

Directions: When you’re driving on I-75 North or East, get off at exit 105 and head in a westerly direction to the beach. Drive four miles until you arrive at the intersection of Goodlette-Frank Road. Using the brown directional signs as a guide, make a left turn onto Goodlette-Frank Road. The zoo is located one block away from Golden Gate Parkway.

If you’re travelling from North Naples and Bonita Springs, take US 41. You’ll see the entrance sign to the zoo about one block away from the Golden Gate Parkway. Make a left turn onto Fleischmann Boulevard. Pass Goodlette-Frank Road and drive into the zoo’s parking lot.

If you’re travelling from Marco Island and Everglades City, take US 41. Make a right onto
Goodlette-Frank Road. Two miles away on the right, you’ll see the zoo.


Naples Zoo Jobs:

From time to time Naples Zoo offers full-time and part-time jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities. Internships are available in areas such as special events; birds of prey; animal husbandry; reptiles; animal shows/interpretation; and hoofstock. Volunteer positions feature animal interpreters; animal show aides; and boar aides. For the most recent information on such Naples Zoo jobs visit the employment section of the zoo’s website.

Are you in the Naples area a little longer and want to check out a few more awesome things to do?

The Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Golisano Children’s Museum of Naples and Sun N Fun Lagoon are just a few places you can add to your list of things to do. All of these are wonderful experiences for kids and adults alike.