Calusa Camp- Winter Break
Holiday & Rock Laser Light shows!
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium will be closed
1st January- The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium will be closed.
Calusa Camp: Winter Break- Camps sessions in December: 23rd, 26th, 27th, 30th; January: 2nd, 3rd, 6th, and 7th. Rates are $50.00 per day for non-members and $40.00 per day for members. Early drop-off and late pick-up available. Lunch is not provided. Register online at www.calusanature.org or stop by the Center for an application.
Thursday , 5th December , 2013 7:30pm
Southwest Florida Astronomical Society Monthly meeting and program. This month’s program is by SWFAS member and author Scott Flaig. He will be discussing his work, “ Cosmology: Faith and Science Reveal Universal Truth”. For more information about Scott and the book, log onto www.cosmologyfaithandscience.com Donations for this event will be accepted.
Sunday, 8th& 15th December, 2013 4:00pm
Following the Star of Bethlehem- the Calusa Planetarium will take you back in time, to distant lands as we watch the heavens of long ago. Narrated by Bob Kuyoth and presented by Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium Astronomer Carol Stewart. This event is not included with museum admission; a $5.00 donation would be appreciated.
Friday and Saturday, 13th & 14th December, 2013
Rocky Horror Picture Show-Watch the movie and do the time warp with Southwest Florida’s shadow cast, The Velvet Darkness. Audience participation is encouraged! This movie is rated R. Those under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Admission to the planetarium is $10 per person. Seating is limited so advance payment is recommended. Prop bags, while they last, are $5 each. Reserve your space at www.calusanature.org or by calling 239-275-3435.
Show times: 13th December- 12:00AM( Midnight) Only
14th December-8:00pm & 11:00pm
Saturday, 14th December, 2013
Christmas Bird Count- The 114th Christmas Bird Count will take place from the 14th of December through the 5th of January 2014. It is the longest running Citizen Science Survey in the world. It provides trends and aims to capture an early winter snapshot of bird populations over many decades. The Calusa Nature Center is the perfect place to observe your feathered friends and welcomes bird watchers of all ages. For more information, log onto www.audubon.org
Thursday , 19th December, 2013 7:00pm
Audubon on SWFL- Wood Stork presentation- Come hear Jason Lauritsen from the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary speak about the largest wading bird in North America, the wood stork. He will discuss its journey and current status in Florida’s ecosystem. Admission is free however donations are suggested.
Thursday, 19th December, 2013: 11:00am-12:00pm
Hikes for Tykes- Trees and Leaves- Bring your preschooler to the Nature Center for a kid friendly hike. Why are trees important? What is the difference between a leaf, a branch and a knee? For children age 3-5, program is included with museum admission. Register in advance by calling 239-275-3435. Register by the 18th December.
Thursday, 26th December, 2013 11:00am-12:00pm
Preschool program- Roots and Shoots- Learn about food that comes from the ground, how plants grow, and what they need to grow. Plant some seeds of your own to take home. Ages 3-5. Register by 25th December. This program is included with museum admission.
Firday,27th December, 2013 10:00am-11:30am-Behind the Scenes! –Work hands-on with our more exotic animals and get an up-close encounter with our birds of prey. This tour will take you through the daily care that is needed for our 40+ species of animals. Assist with food preparation, cleaning & enrichment. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 275-3435 by the 26th of December. $25.00 per person (non members) $20.00 per person (members) Maximum 8 people, ages five and up.
Rock and Roll Laser Light Shows! 5th-11th January- Join us for nightly laser light shows! You’ll hear your favorite songs and bands from the 60s through the 90s; like Pink Floyd, Lead Zeppelin, the Eurthymics, Santana, ACDC and more! Show times are at 7:00pm and 8:30pm. Seating is limited; advance payment is recommended but not required. Admission $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child.
December 2013 Daily Schedule
12:00 solar observing ( Tuesdays)
11:30 solar observing (Fridays)
1:30 pm Planetarium Show – Cosmic Castaways (Mon,W,Th,Sat,Sun)
1:30 pm Planetarium Show – The Sky Tonight (Tuesdays & Fridays)
3:00 pm Planetarium Show – Comet ISON ( Tuesdays & Fridays)
3:00pm Planetarium Show- Winter Stargazing ( Mon,W,Th,Sat,Sun)
1:00 pm Live Reptile program (daily)
3:00 pm Dog Day Sundays (Sundays only - $5 per dog)
***Correct as of 11/29/13. PLEASE CALL 239-275-3435 TO CONFIRM SCHEDULE INFORMATION***
Regular hours of operation are from 10:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Saturday. On Sundays, the CNCP is open from 11:00pm-5:00pm. Admission is $10.00 per adult and $5.00 per child between the ages of 3 and 12.