Daggerwing Nature Center

11435 Park Access Road

Mission Statement

The mission of Daggerwing Nature Center is to encourage an appreciation for our natural environment through education and demonstration, in an effort to inspire individuals to become personally involved in the conservation of south Florida's natural resources.


Kurt Wells

Sunday, Jan. 7, 2018

A great place to take a walk with nature. The boardwalk offers some spectacular views of native vegetation and environment. The viewing tower at the east end of the boardwalk allows you to see the trees and water from above. The Nature Center is a visually engaging education resource that gives stunning graphic illustration of the inhabitants of our South Florida environment and ecosystem. Great place to take the family - all ages.

Will D. K.

Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017

To put it simply, it's a great, somewhat out of the way nature center and boardwalk trail to visit whenever it's open. Fair weather is recommended for visiting if you aren't the type to handle Florida heat. Also, be sure to hold onto your plastic bottles and other disposable things, as this is a natural area. Do not even think about carelessly dropping trash here, as it ruins the sightseeing experience, and is also illegal. Warm regards otherwise, though.

Sarah Abramowitz

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

This is such amazing place. We got to meet the cutest little alligator named Dash and the rest of the animals there. The nature center was a great experience but the boardwalk outside is a little underwhelming. In all, a great afternoon trip.

David Kellner

Saturday, Aug. 12, 2017

Got to watch them feed their juvenile alligator, Dash. Nice peaceful boardwalk to enjoy. Great exhibits, and staff there are extremely knowledgeable and friendly. Would definitely go again!!

Plaza Auto Leasing

Monday, July 3, 2017

For children 8 and under this is a great place that is FREE and they can learn about Butterflies (that is where the name comes from) and about other animals including an Owl, Alligators, Skunk and more. There is a crafts and books are for the kids to keep busy and they book birthday parties. There are also outdoor paths for enjoying nature. FREE!