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CANCELLED September 30, 2017

National Estuaries Day activitiesJoin us for our FREE annual celebration of the 29 estuarine research reserves around the nation. Called National Estuaries Day, the celebration recognizes the importance of estuaries. Also called "cradles of the ocean," this habitat is found where rivers meet the sea.


This annual event includes...

Staff-narrated boat tours (bus transportation provided to the boat), introductory 30-minute kayaking trips and stand-up paddleboarding demos on Henderson Creek, Estuary Encounter interactive marine life exhibit, kids' crafts, Junior Scientist activities, films, a food truck and more.

In the Art Gallery...

Enjoy photographer Dennis Goodman's Giants of the Everglades photography exhibit in our art gallery,

In the Auditorium...

Immerse yourself in photographer Dennis Goodman's "The Stories Behind the Images" presentation in our auditorium at 1:30 p.m. 

Junior Scientists

Admission is free and activities are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign-up begins when doors open at 9 am. Age restrictions apply.

"VIP Express" Passes Available...

Skip the line! Check out our VIP "express" pass, available for our 11 a.m. boat tour with the option to reserve space in one additional activity, front-row seating for Goodman's photo presentation and more! Cost is $25 with proceeds supporting the Friends of Rookery Bay. 


Tour rules 



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