Monthly Calendar


Gallery Exhibit ​Changes monthly; open daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Zumba Classes ​Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Aquarium: Behind the Scenes ​Saturdays & Sundays, 2-2:30 p.m.
Friends of Anne Kolb Nature Center Meeting ​Thursday, May 5, 7-9 p.m.
Basic Kayak Class (at West Lake) ​Saturday, May 7, 9-11:30 a.m.
​​Trail Stroll ​Saturday, May 7, & Sunday, May 22, 10-10:45 a.m.
Paddling EcoTour (at West Lake) ​Saturday, May 14, 9-11:30 a.m.
Nature Tots (at West Lake) ​Tuesday, May 17, 10-11 a.m.
Moonlight Paddle (at West Lake) ​Friday, May 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
EcoAction Volunteer Workday ​Saturday, May 21, 9 a.m.-noon
Plankton-a-Plenty Hike ​Saturday, May 21, 10-11 a.m.

Most programs require preregistration and in some cases prepayment. Contact the park at 954-357-5161 for additional information.

 aerial view of the Anne Kolb Nature Center

 aerial view of boardwalk at Anne Kolb Nature Center  gazebo on West Lake at Anne Kolb Nature Center


Gallery Exhibits - Every month the nature center's exhibit hall features a nature-related art exhibit featuring the work of an area artist or artists' group. Admission is free. Open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Aquarium: Behind the Scenes - Saturdays & Sundays, 2-2:30 p.m. Get a closer look at the 3,500-gallon saltwater aquarium in the nature center's exhibit hall to learn more about the aquarium's inhabitants and observe them feeding. For all ages. $2/person.

Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center - First Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. The nature center's very active volunteer group has its monthly meetings in the Mangrove Hall.

EcoAction Days - Third Saturday of the month, October-May, 9 a.m.-noon. For ages 13 and up. Volunteers clean up trash, plant native plants, and/or remove non-native invasive plants. Students can earn community service hours for graduation and college scholarships, and others can help improve and preserve the environment. Participants should dress appropriately with long sleeves, long pants, and closed-toe shoes that can get dirty. Participants should also bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and drinking water. Extra tools such as shovels, rakes, and hand pruners are welcome. Volunteers must fill out an application before participating. 

Volunteers Needed! 
Learn about photography, painting, recycling, plants, and nature as you volunteer to help at our special events. Hike our trails and pick up litter, plant native trees, and/or remove exotic plants. Feeling crafty? Design and create signs, decorations, and games for our upcoming programs. Need community service hours to graduate? We'll customize a program tailored to your interests and schedule. Contact the Friends of the Anne Kolb Nature Center at or call Joanne at 954-357-5161.