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Connect

With

Nature

Daily Programming
(included with admission) Subject to change/cancellation

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

Sunday
12:15 pm Planetarium Show
1:15 pm Animal Talk
2:15 pm Planetarium Show
3:15 pm Planetarium Show

TRAILS WET/FLOODED DURING SUMMER

Events and Happenings!

  • Summer Camp: Nature Maker Space (4th - 6th Grade)
    Summer Camp: Nature Maker Space (4th - 6th Grade)
    In this fun filled week of hands-on activities, crafts, DIY projects, and experiments, STEAM meets NATURE! Using the Nature Center as our maker space we will dive into all the ways STEAM and NATURE collide with creativity!
  • Summer Camp: Nature Maker Space (1st- 3rd Grade)
    Summer Camp: Nature Maker Space (1st- 3rd Grade)
    In this fun filled week of hands-on activities, crafts, DIY projects, and experiments, STEAM meets NATURE! Using the Nature Center as our maker space we will dive into all the ways STEAM and NATURE collide with creativity!
  • Summer Camp: Junior Naturalist (5th-8th Grade)
    Summer Camp: Junior Naturalist (5th-8th Grade)
    Ever wonder what it would be like to work at the Nature Center? You’ll spend this week immersed behind the scenes learning how we care for our animals, maintain our trails, create exhibits, & provide programs. This camp includes one-on-one time with many of our animal ambassadors.
  • Summer Camp: Small & Spineless (1st- 4th Grade)
    Summer Camp: Small & Spineless (1st- 4th Grade)
    Discover the difference between insects and arachnids and learn all about other arthropods. We will search the woods for insects, meet insects up-close, learn how to classify them, create bug crafts, and play lots of fun buggy games.
  • Tuesday Tunes
    Tuesday Tunes
    Tue, Jul 30
    Chuck Coffman and Diane Coffman of Common Ground will be performing favorite and beloved tunes, American music and feel-good songs at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30th.
  • Nature Explorers: Dinosaurs
    Nature Explorers: Dinosaurs
    Nature Explorers is a drop off program for children 5 to 11 that from 9 am to 11am on Select Saturdays. The cost is $10 per child. On Saturday, August 3rd we will be exploring the Ages of the Dinosaurs! We will be making model Dinosaurs, practice moving like Dinos, and watch videos about them!
  • Summer Camp: Wonders of Water (4th-6th Grade)
    Summer Camp: Wonders of Water (4th-6th Grade)
    Florida is home to many different water systems. This week you will learn about them all. With hands-on activities we will study oceans, rivers, estuaries, and swamps and the animals that live in them. We will take swamp walks, seine for fish, test the salinity of a creek bed, catch aquatic critters
  • Summer Camp: Wild About Water (1st-3rd Grade)
    Summer Camp: Wild About Water (1st-3rd Grade)
    Spend this week wading through our cypress swamp exploring the aquatic world to find out if fish sleep, how long turtles can hold their breath, why crayfish swim backwards, and how water striders can walk on water! We’ll also learn all about where our water comes from and how the water cycle works.
  • Friendly Forest
    Friendly Forest
    Multiple Dates
    Sat, Sep 21
    Friendly Forest Fall Festival is the Calusa Nature Centers welcome to Fall celebration.
  • Haunted Walk
    Haunted Walk
    Multiple Dates
    Fri, Oct 04
    This is the Nature Centers 61st annual Haunted Walk. Haunted Walk is a Fund Raiser to bring in the money necessary to take care of all of our animal residents at the Calusa Nature Center for the coming year. Haunted Walk will be every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October starting at 7:30 pm. T
  • Music Under the Stars
    Music Under the Stars
    Calusa Nature Center and ACMA present Music Under the Stars in the Planetarium
  • Fantasy in the Forest - 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Fantasy in the Forest - 50th Anniversary Celebration
    Celebrate 50 years of connecting with nature at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium! Enjoy fantastical music, delicious food, exquisite drinks, and an amazing environment at this never seen before event!
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