Bonita Springs

It’s Your Wonder Gardens!

Bonita Springs Residents

Free Admission Days

Bonita Springs residents receive free admission on the first Sunday of every month!

In recognition of the role residents played in saving the 85-year-old attraction and the partnership with the City of Bonita Springs, which owns the land, the nonprofit Wonder Gardens board announces “It’s Your Wonder Gardens” free admission days.

Bonita Springs residents receive free admission on the first Sunday of every month with proof of residency.

“The Wonder Gardens would not be here if not for the support of the community,” said David Rahahe:tih Webb, president and CEO of the Wonder Gardens. “We recognize that our community supports us with attendance, membership, business and educational partnerships and charitable support. Many Bonita Springs residents have not visited the Gardens since we have improved and added exhibits, so we are excited to invite them to join the record 80,000 visitors last year and experience their Wonder Gardens.”

In 2014, a group of residents formed the Bonita Wonder Gardens Inc., a nonprofit organization. The City of Bonita Springs recognized the economic, cultural and historic value of this zoological park and attraction and enabled the nonprofit to purchase the three-acre property and assets from the founders, saving it from potential commercial development. The property was later purchased by the City of Bonita Springs, while the nonprofit continues to manage all operations.

“We are excited to share upcoming new exhibits with our neighbors, from the upcoming Robert & Deborah Blain Otter Grotto to the planned Jim and Judith MacGregor Environmental Learning Center,” Webb said. “We hope to see you at your Wonder Gardens as we create exciting new opportunities for exploration!”