Anne Kolb Nature Center
Go from urban to pure outdoor nature in just a few blocks.
Welcome to the Anne Kolb Nature Center, part of one of the largest urban parks in Florida, West Lake Park. Sitting on 1501 acres, this popular local nature reserve offers walking and paddling trails through mangroves, plus educational exhibits, a small aquarium, an observation tower, and much more.
This is the perfect place to send your group if you are interested in learning about local flora and fauna, or if you simply want to get out and enjoy what Fort Lauderdale nature has to offer.
The center was first opened in 1996, a quick hit as a coastal mangrove wetland rich in plant and animal life. There are some endangered and/or threatened species found within the park, which you can learn all about within the exhibit hall. The exhibit hall also offers simulated mangroves, a 3500-gallon aquarium, and a hands-on EcoRoom for those looking for a truly immersive educational experience.
You can also take advantage of the environmental boat tours offered, the nature trails, the onsite outdoor amphitheater, various picnic areas, public art installments, and the 68-foot observation tower as you scan the area for native vegetation and wildlife.