Published: Jun 16, 2013 9:28 AM EDT

FORT MYERS, Fl. - It's Father's Day and the Calusa Nature Center offered a fun way for dads to celebrate with their families.

All day, fathers got in for free with a family member.  They got to see dozens of animals up close like the Burmese python and the cane frog.

Employees say this was a perfect way to celebrate all fathers.

"We wanted to reach out to the community, give everyone a chance to spend father's day out here on our trails, it's so pretty this time of year and with all of our animals here," says Victoria Menszak.

The center just added a new resident a baby cottontail rabbit.