Shell Factory’s Nature Park Celebrates 15 Years as a Rescue

The Shell Factory’s Nature Park will celebrate its 15th year as an animal rescue and educational foundation during the month of July.

Located at 16554 N. Cleveland Ave. in North Fort Myers, the venue will host a variety of activities in celebration of the milestone.

With over 400 critters to see, a majority of whom are rescued, the Nature Park will offer free admission to all visitors on July 13-14 and July 20-21.

The venue will offer a schedule of events for each day beginning at 10:30 a.m. (park opens at 10 a.m.). There will be daily birthday parties for the animals including cake for the guests, and opportunities to create enrichment items for the animals, as well as one lucky person will have a chance to win a free field trip for their class to visit the Nature Park (drawing held on July 31).

Other events happening throughout the month of July include raffles, a silent auction and an animal sponsorship program, all benefitting The Nature Park Environmental Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

Through funding from the foundation, the Nature Park is able to provide a permanent home, nutritious meals and veterinary care for the animals, reptiles, birds and aquatic inhabitants. The foundation also funds the transportation for the field trip program with Lee County Schools, allowing classes to visit and enjoy an environmental learning experience.

“We are honored to be celebrating this wonderful milestone and are very grateful for the community’s support over the years,” said Pam Cronin, Owner of the Shell Factory. “When my husband and I created the Nature Park, we never envisioned that it would grow into what it is today. We wanted it to serve a purpose and the past fifteen years have been such a rewarding experience.”

Raffle tickets are available for purchase online at Raffle items include a Yeti cooler filled with liquor and two adult bicycles.

For more information, visit Contact at (239) 995-2141.

About The Shell Factory & Nature Park

Recently celebrating its 81st anniversary, The Shell Factory & Nature Park has been entertaining children and the young at heart, with something for everyone. The sought-out attraction provides a full day of fun, including amusement-style rides, arcade games, 50,000 square feet of gift shops and much more. The Nature Park offers over 400 critters, birds, reptiles and fish, with a variety of critters from an armadillo to a zebra. Visit