Summer Fun at Naples Zoo

by Kelsey Burr, Naples Zoo Marketing Associate

While summer isn’t considered ‘season’, Naples Zoo still has plenty of fun events coming up! We strive to have events all year long for local families and visitors from out-of-town.


In May, we celebrate Mother’s Day by offering free admission to all moms with a paid child ticket. The deal is offered from Friday, May 10th through Sunday, May 12th. A coupon can be found on our website,

On May 11th, in honor of our 100 year anniversary as a garden, we will be celebrating the birthday of Dr. Henry Nehrling. Nehrling founded our botanical garden back in 1919, and many of his original plants remain.

There will be activities for children, a birthday cookie decorating station, and special enrichment for the animals.


For Father’s Day, we offer free admission to all dads with a paid child ticket, with the coupon found on our website at

The deal is offered from Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th.June is also a special month for giraffes. The Zoo will be celebrating World Giraffe Day on Saturday, June 22nd.

Activities include a scavenger hunt, giraffe education stations, and a giraffe “Meet the Keeper” talk at 1 pm. Guests can also purchase “Save the Giraffe” wristbands. But the fun doesn’t stop at the Zoo! In the evening of the 22nd, we are hosting “Longnecks for Longnecks”, a fundraiser for giraffes at South Street City Oven and Grill.

For every longneck beer sold during the event, South Street will donate $2 to Naples Zoo for giraffe conservation. There will also be raffles and a silent auction.


In July, one of our most popular events is returning! Guests can meet Marvel© super heroes Thor and Spider-Man! The event is from Friday, July 12th through Sunday, July 14th. Meet and greet times are from 10 am to 3 pm.

Become a Member and Save! The best way to experience all the fun Naples Zoo has to offer is to become a Zoo Member! Membership allows you to visit for free all yearlong. Plus, you’ll get discounts on food at Wynn’s Cafe, most items in the Gift Shop, programs such as Safari Squad, Camp WILD, Zoo Yoga, and Wild Encounters, and more. You’ll also receive exclusive benefits like the Member Walking Club, Member Tours, and an annual Member Night. Family memberships start at $99.

We hope to see you at Naples Zoo this summer!

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