Published: Nov 14, 2012 5:14 PM EST

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- Naples' newest science center is open to the public. The Dalton Discovery Center showcases the diverse ecosystems found right on our coastline.

The exhibits educate visitors of those different environments, including the everglades, mangroves and the Gulf of Mexico. And not only are there animal exhibits, but you can also get up close and personal with the wildlife.    

The Dalton Discovery Center is a part of the Conservancy of Southwest Florida.