Hours and Admission


Thursday - Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

CMNC will be CLOSED:

New Years Day
Fourth of July
Thanksgiving Day
Christmas Day


$8.00 ~ Adults
$3.00 ~ 5 to 12 years old
Free under 5

Click here for map to CMNC


membership_donate membership donate

We greatly appreciate the contributions from our dedicated volunteers.  We always need more to help to maintain Crowley as a quality site, with quality educational programs and interpretive exhibits. 

Current Opportunities

Nature Tour Leaders

If you are interested in or knowledgeable about native Florida flora and fauna, we need your help. Our boardwalk through five native habitats is a break from the everyday world and a reminder of what once was.  Lend a hand in our guests learning experience. Contact (941) 322-1000.

Children's Workshop Leaders

Children have a thirst to learn more about nature. They get deeply involved in the fact that there are places with no sidewalks or traffic. Taking home a nature craft adds to their enjoyment. Take part in this satisfying experience as a leader or helper. Contact (941) 322-1000.

Gift Shop Attendants

Crowley offers the chance to interact with guests who have an interest in the real Florida. We are in need of a few outgoing folks who can come to the Center to collect admissions, do small sales, have fun arranging stock and chit-chatting with guests in our gift shop to satisfy their thirst to find out a little information about native Florida.

During season, we need gift shop attendants during the week Tuesday – Friday and in Summer, on Thursday and Friday. Your time is appreciated even if you can offer only a day or two each month. We need greeters and general office assistance. Your time is appreciated even if you can offer only one or two days each month. We would love to have your help. Call (941) 322-1000.

Tatum Ridge Schoolhouse Restoration

Join our team in restoring the historic Tatum Ridge Schoolhouse!  We take a break during the hot summer months but will resume in the fall.  No experience is required- full training is provided. It's easy to swing a hammer so we can use your help.  If you will be available for 1/2 day on Saturdays, please register now. Call (941) 322-1000.

Be a Virtual Volunteer

Volunteer data entry from your home by entering events on internet calendar sites, doing research, preparing document/fliers or help distribute Crowley information pamphlets. Contact us for projects that fit your schedule and interest. Call (941) 322-1000.

Trail and Butterfly Garden Maintenance

Do you love the outdoors? Volunteer for a great cause. Help keep the trails and butterfly garden maintained for our visitors to enjoy. We accept groups and individuals interested in a one-time or on-going activity. Call (941) 322-1000.

Special Events Volunteer

Lend a helping had for our special events, including the Southwest Florida Heritage Festival, Starry Nite, and our Easter Egg Hunt. Positions and hours vary but we always need extra help for planning, preparation, event day, and clean–up. These are great opporutnities for family, friends, and groups to work together to produce a successful event. Call (941) 322-1000.