Top 5 Ways to Stay Cool & Get out of the Rain at the Conservancy of Southwest Florida

As Southwest Florida heads into the summer months of high temperatures, humidity and rainfall, finding ways to have fun in the air conditioning is a must. At the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, you can experience nature, all in the cool AC. Here are the top 5 ways to stay cool and enjoy some summer fun at the Conservancy Nature Center.

Dalton Discovery Center: In the DDC, discover what it is like to travel through Florida’s ecosystems, encounter our native southwest wildlife, meet our loggerhead turtle Luna, and explore the nature around you through multimedia experiences… all in the nice cool air conditioning.

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Explore Florida’s ecosystems in the Dalton Discovery Center

Cinema Saturdays: Once a month this summer, grab the family and sit down for a Disneynature film to learn more about the planet, water, and wildlife around you. Visit for a complete schedule.

Little Explorers Programs: Have a little one running around and want to avoid humidity and the burning sun? Stop by the Nature Center for our Little Explorers Play Zone, complete with arts and crafts, a read-along and other fun activities! Visit for a complete schedule.

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Stop by the Little Explorers Play Zone.

Sapakie Wildlife Exhibit Hall: Learn more about the work at the von Arx Wildlife Hospital through an indoor, interactive experience. Kids can become a junior veterinarian, and discover how to help prevent injury to our native wildlife.

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Become a Junior Vet. in the Sapakie Wildlife Exhibit Hall

Evenings at the Conservancy: Though this special lecture series slows down in the summer, the upcoming event on Tuesday, July 11 will feature Nicole Johnson, Conservancy Director of Environmental Policy, for an informative look at Smart Growth in Collier County. Reserve a spot for complimentary drinks, appetizers and an educational evening in the cool air conditioning by emailing

To plan your summer fun at the Conservancy, visit

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