Join us for a FREE Sensory-Friendly Saturday for families with autism spectrum disorder or other sensory processing needs.
Experience the peacefulness and fun of the Garden with disturbances minimized. An air-conditioned take-a-break space will be provided, as well as hands-on activities for the whole family! Free admission applies between 4-6pm only.
Registration required; RSVP to email@example.com.
- Saturdays, October 12, November 16 and January 18
4-6pm each evening
ADA accessible paths are through all buildings and cultivated gardens, as well as to the Birding Tower. Wheelchairs are available for free rental; scooters are also available for $12 a day both on a first come, first served basis. We do not reserve wheelchairs or scooters.
Naples Botanical Garden is a certified Autism-Friendly venue through the Center For Autism & Related Disabilities (CARD) at the University of South Florida. We have collaborated with CARD to provide pre-visit tools for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and other sensory processing or cognitive impairments. We hope to provide you with as much information as possible about Naples Botanical Garden in order to make your visit special and enjoyable.
- The Social Experience Story is a picture book-style guide which walks visitors through the entire Garden and what they might experience, from waiting in line to purchase tickets to encountering wildlife.
- The Parent/Caregiver Guide provides parents, caregivers, and teachers with sensory and behavior considerations as well as general visit tips to prepare individuals with sensory sensitivities for visiting the Garden.
- The Visual Schedule is a tool which provides pictorial icons representing the Garden’s exhibits, restrooms, and other stops to allow individuals to plan the order of their visit.
The Garden is committed to being a welcoming place for people of all abilities. Have questions about accessibility? Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.