Connecting Children to Nature Through Safari Squad

Naples Zoo is excited to bring back our Safari Squad family programs this summer. Our mission is to inspire people of all ages to respect, value, and help conserve wildlife and our natural world.

Through Safari Squad, we hope to instill that respect and teach young children about the wonders of nature.

Safari Squad is designed for children three to five years old, and an adult to share their learning with.

New this year, we have designated this program as an exclusive benefit for Naples Zoo members. Safari Squad classes feature an animal encounter, storybook reading, creative art, and free-choice play stations such as sensory play and nature-based activities.

Each month features a new theme, and occurs in a series format. Classes begin at 9 a.m. and last one hour.

This nature-based program is designed to provide engaging experiences for children with animals and nature, and to share those experiences with a caring adult in their life.

The adult will assist in facilitating play and sharing positive experiences with the natural world. Additionally, this program promotes social development opportunities and encourages those behaviors by interacting with children of similar ages.

To register for Safari Squad, visit

Once there, read over the registration information, including our COVID-19 precautions. At this time, face masks are required for all participants for the duration of the program.

As a reminder, this program is now exclusively for Naples Zoo members. If you’re interested in becoming a member, please In addition to exclusive programs like Safari Squad, membership allows you to visit for free all year long. Plus, you’ll get discounts on dining, items in the gift shop, and other programs and events. Family memberships start at just $99.We hope to see you at Naples Zoo this summer!

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