Asked Young Explorer Questions
Q: How many chaperones do I need?
A: Naples Zoo recommends one adult chaperone to every five students, but requires a minimum of one adult chaperone to every ten students for responsible supervision around wild animals. Adult chaperones must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
Q: What shows and activities will we experience?
A: Along with all the rare animals from anteaters to zebras within our historic botanical garden and nationally accredited zoo, your group can enjoy all the activities offered during the hours of your visit. This may include the feature show in Safari Canyon, Alligator Bay Feeding, Meet the Keeper Series, Snakes Alive, and Primate Expedition Cruise. Current Schedule
Q: What are the minimum numbers for Young Explorer rates?
A: 15. If
your group has less than 15 paying children, standard admission rates apply. Additionally, children age 3 and
under or zoo members do not apply toward total in group as they enter the zoo at no charge.
Likewise, group rates only apply when a single payment is made for entire
Q: What about parents coming along not included in the group payment?
Chaperones paying on their own will receive a discounted rate of $10.95 by indicating they are with the group.
I have children who are zoo members. What about them?
A: Children with
zoo memberships are always free when the group leader includes member counts when booking the tour and presents photocopies of each member's card upon entry. Members simply do not count toward the total
of children in the group for rates. In other words, if you've got 53 students
coming and 9 are zoo members, the group pays the rate for 15 to 49 children,
not the 50 plus rate.
What about adults with zoo memberships?
A: If adult chaperones
have a membership, they are also free when the group leader includes member counts when booking the tour and presents photocopies of each member's card and a copy of the corresponding photo ID for adult members upon entry.
Q: Can we purchase lunch?
A: Yes, your group can purchase food at the Wynn’s at the Zoo store or snack stands, or you can pre-order a discounted boxed lunches for your group. Your Naples Zoo representative will provide you with an order form when you book your visit. The Wynn family has been the food purveyor of choice in Naples since 1948.
Q: Can we bring our own food?
A: Yes, of course! You're welcome to bring in your own food. Coolers are always allowed. Please remember,for the safety of the animals, straws, plastic lids, or balloons are not allowed in the zoo.
How and when do I pay?
A: Naples Zoo staff will conduct a final headcount upon your arrival to Naples Zoo and payment will be processed at that time. You can pay by check, cash, Mastercard, Visa, Discover or American Express.
Call (239) 262-5409 extension 152 or e-mail.