September 30, 2017
9 am - 4 pm
Join 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, the habitat 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' games and crafts, behind-the-scenes tours of the science labs, films, food and more.
In our art gallery during this year's National Estuaries Day celebration we are pleased to host Dennis Goodman's "Giants of the Everglades" photography exhibit. Visitors will have an opportunity to meet him during the event.
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.
For those who prefer not to wait in line, VIP "express" passes are available for our 11 am boat tour with the option to reserve space in one additional activity. Cost is $25, with proceeds supporting the Friends of Rookery Bay. Registration opens in August.