Inspiring People to Connect with Nature

Hours of Operation
Planetarium Lobby and Nature Center and Trails
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


TRAILS MAY BE WET DURING THE SPRING AND SUMMER MONTHS.
PLEASE PLAN ACCORDINGLY WITH YOUR SHOE SELECTION WHEN JOINING US FOR A HIKE.

(We always recommend having a pair of water shoes for a backup, just in case) 

Tickets:
Adults $10 | Children $5 | Members FREE

Daily Programming
(included with admission)

Tuesday - Saturday
11:15 am Butterfly Talk
12:15 pm Planetarium Show
1:15 pm Animal Talk
2:15 pm Planetarium Show

Sunday
11:15 am Butterfly Talk
12:15 pm Planetarium Show
1:15 pm Animal Talk
2:15 pm Planetarium Show
3:30 pm Planetarium Show

Events and Happenings!

CNCP Into The Deep FB 1200x630.jpg

August Planetarium Premiere

Into The Deep

A Journey into a Different Kind of "Space"

August 17, 2022

Ages: 6 to Adult • 7:00 pm

Non-Members: $15 | Members: Free

The deep sea is one of the most mysterious and little-explored regions of Earth. We know more about the surface of the Moon than we do about the wonders hidden beneath the waves of our planet's seas. Into the Deep is an exciting, engaging and engrossing exploration of Earth's oceans, using the immersive power of the dome theater to transport audiences to the spectacular hidden depths of our home planet. Join us for this fascinating evening planetarium fulldome premiere, taking us into a different kind of "space" exploration! Concessions available.

Space is limited, please register today!

CNCP Full Moon Hike Sept 2022 FB 1200x630.jpg

NIGHT HIKES ARE BACK!

Full Moon Hike

September 11, 2022

Ages: 6 to Adult • 7:30 pm

$15 per Person

Come walk under the full moon here at CNCP. Watch the sky for bats, listen for owls, and try and find a constellation! This walk starts just after sunset, so wear closed-toed shoes, and check the weather to ensure you’re prepared for cold, rain, or mosquitoes.


Night Hikes are an educational nighttime experience with minimal
flashlight use can be a wonderful experience for all ages, but it may not be appropriate for very young children.

Tickets are available online only. Pre-registration is required.

Space is limited, please register today!

CNCP Closed for Maintenance Aug 2022 FB 1200x630.jpg

TEMPORARY CLOSURE:

Monday, August 22nd through Monday, August 29th, 2022

To better serve our visitors and organization, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium will be closed from Monday, August 22, through Monday, August 29 for staff development and maintenance. 


Volunteers are encouraged to assist with scheduled cleaning and maintenance during this time.

 

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

CNCP Sensory Sunday Sept 2022 FB 1200x630.jpg

Sensory Sundays in the Planetarium

THE GREAT PLANET ADVENTURES

 

September 4, 2022 • 10:30 am

$5 per per person

Sensory Sundays are being created and hosted in partnership with Autism Services of FL. Our sensory-friendly planetarium shows are for guests with Autism spectrum disorder, sensory sensitivities, or young children. Everyone is welcome, even if you don’t have sensory needs.


The Great Planet Adventures is about a vision of potential space colonies on various solar system bodies. The show is 25 minutes long, and guests are welcome to come in and out of the planetarium as they wish. Sensory items will be available to use in the planetarium lobby.
Sensory Sensitive Planetarium shows are being presented on the first Sunday of each month at 10:30 am.

Space is limited, and we do sell out; please register early!

Internships Opportunities Available In:

Animal Care / Wildlife Management
Environmental Education
Marketing and Public Relations
Non-Profit Management 
Astronomy / Astrophysics
Employment Opportunities: Click HERE to view available positions

Wild Birthday Package

Schedule your next birthday party here!

Celebrate your child’s birthday by getting WILD in the Iona House! The package includes 2.5 hours of party time and two choices from the following activities: private planetarium show, private animal show, guided environmental arts and crafts activity, nature bingo with prizes, or a guided nature hike! Your child's next birthday party will be a wild adventure! Madison by calling (239)-275-3435 or sending an email!

Birthday Party for 20 Kids and 10 Adults - Starting at $500

ABOUT CNCP

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental education and preservation. Our 105-acre site is home to many rescue animals, two nature trails, a planetarium theater, a bird aviary, a butterfly garden, and meeting areas. 

 

Hours of Operation: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday

3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33905 | 239.275.3435

Contact Us

Thanks for submitting!

Special Thanks to Our Wild After Dark 2022 Sponsors!

logo.jpeg
Cherette Group Logo.JPG
Deans Dive Center.png
Namaste Bros.jpg
Patriot Pest Management.png
Prime House.png