Inspiring People to Connect with Nature
We need your help!
During normal times, our operating expenses average $1,000 a day.
During this COVID-19 shutdown, we still have 25+ animals to care for and bills to pay. Since almost all of our funding comes from admission fees and fundraisers, we are without any income.
Any and all donations are appreciated. Please visit our GoFundMe page to contribute or contact us to arrange a different form of payment. And visit our Facebook page for regular updates and educational programming related to our mission of
"Inspiring People to Connect with Nature"
For over 30 years, the Planetarium at the Calusa Nature Center has been an integral part of this community and has provided school children, locals, and visitors with the opportunity to experience our solar system and beyond, with the only Planetarium between Bradenton and Miami.
We are currently asking for participation with the refurbishment of the Planetarium including a state-of-the-art projector, seating, and other upgrades. We have raised $120,000 to date and have $80,000 to go.
You can help by competing or becoming a sponsor of our Trivia Night scheduled for March 28, 2020 starting at 6:00pm at The Hatchery at Babcock Ranch. It will feature a variety of challenging trivia questions, an animal show, heavy appetizers, silent auction, and 50/50 raffle.
We look forward to a great, lighthearted evening with excitement between rival community tables! We would love to host your group as part of the fun! Individuals are welcome too!