Inspiring People to Connect with Nature

September Program Schedule

Open Mon-Sat 10:00-4:00 Sunday 11:00-4:00 | Adults $10 Children $5

September Programming


11 AM Animal Talk

12 PM Planetarium Show

1:15 PM Animal Show

2:15 PM Planetarium Show

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday

10:15 AM

Guided Nature Hike

Special Events

$10 per person

Space Science Sunday


For Kids and their Adults

3:30-4:30 PM

Oct 4th - Asteroids

Oct 11th - Earth

Oct 18th - Vast Distances

Oct 25th - Our Solar System

Limit 15 Participants

Friendly Forest Fall Festival

September 26th-27th 10am-4pm

$5 for ages 3-12 $10 for ages 12+

FREE for Members!

Join us for our Friendly Forest Fall Festival where we celebrate all things Fall!


We will have autumn-themed educational crafts and games as well as animal encounters featuring Trooper the Raccoon, planetarium shows, photo opportunities, a pumpkin patch, pumpkin carving/painting contest, and much more!


This is a 2-day family friendly event with something for everyone!

10 AM - 4 PM Saturday and Sunday!

COVID - 19 Safety Precautions will be in place and we will be following recommended CDC guidelines

Nature Center Special Events

$15 per person

Limit 15 Participants

Sunrise Science Sleuths September 28th

8:00 AM-10:00 AM, for kids in K-8th

Hurricanes and Forests September 30th

9:00 AM-11:00 AM, for ages 15+

We need your help!

During normal times, our operating expenses average $1,000 a day.

During the COVID-19 shutdown, we still had 25+ animals to care for and bills to pay. Since almost all of our funding comes from admission fees and fundraisers, we were without any steady income.

Any and all donations are appreciated. Please visit our GoFundMe campaign or our PayPal page to contribute. You can even support us while shopping! And always remember to visit our Facebook page for regular updates on happenings at the Center and educational programming related to our mission of

"Inspiring People to Connect with Nature" 


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, bird and butterfly aviaries and meeting areas. 

We are open from 10:00-4:00 Monday-Saturday

and 11:00-4:00 on Sunday

3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33905


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