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 aviary, butterfly garden, 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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Open Mon-Sat 10:00-4:00 Sunday 11:00-4:00 | Adults $10 Children $5

April 2021

Earth Day!

Volunteer Day April 22nd 10am-4pm
On Earth Day, come get your hands dirty and help us make CNCP better! We'll be cleaning our trails, removing invasive species, working on museum improvements and more!
Sign up on our volunteer page!
Our volunteer day will be capped off by a special climate change speaker in our planetarium at

Buy tickets here!

Earth Day Celebration April 24th 9am-5pm

Join us for a celebration of nature and conservation here at CNCP on the Saturday after Earth Day! 

Help us build new benches for our trails, learn about gardening for butterflies and other natives, listen to speakers and ecology readings, learn about nature journaling, and more!

Nature Explorers Program!

Every Saturday, 9:00-11:00am starting Saturday, April 3rd

$10 per person, children ages 5-11
Join us for a drop-off environmental education program series that focuses on specific lessons to inspire students to connect with nature through interactive guided hikes, planetarium shows, environmental arts and crafts, and interactive roleplaying games and activities.

Daily Programming (included with admission)

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


3:30 Space Science Sunday Planetarium Show

Late Night Double Feature Movie Night

May 1st, 8:00pm

$10 per person (18+)

Only One Movie This Month!

It's the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Outside on the lawn, bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and bug spray.
All appropriate items (including meatloaf) available for purchase, no outside food or drink!

School's Out Camps

When Lee County schools are out, camp is in for kids ages 7-14!

May 31: Wild Food

Summer camp registration open now! Find out more here.

Special Events

Wellness Program

Come out to CNCP for yoga classes, meditation, drum circles, and more!

On Sundays, join the Conscious Movement Yoga Fusion class at 10am, on Tuesday join Yoga Mama for a calm 6pm class, every other Wednesday come hone your meditation practice at 6pm, on Thursdays bring your family for a 10am yoga class, and on Fridays come out at 9am for yoga in nature.

Prices vary, and spots are limited!

Please pay on arrival and see our calendar for more details!

Night Hike

Sunday, April 25th

7:00pm-9:30pm, $15 per person

This month, come out to CNCP for a night hike! Learn about the night sky, look for bats, and maybe call in an owl! 

This month we'll have a special pre-hike presentation in our planetarium all about nocturnal and crepuscular animals!

Spaces are limited for this all-ages event, so make sure to sign up soon!

Homeschool Thursdays

The 3rd Thursday of the Month

$10 per person (ages 6-10)

10:00am -1:00pm

Learn some science, meet some animals, and come hang out with other homeschoolers here!

Wild Birthday Package

Birthday Party for 20 Kids and 10 Adults - Starting at $425

Schedule your next birthday party here!

With a 3.5 hour rental of our Iona House, a custom animal show, a private planetarium show, and access to our exhibits and trails, your child's next birthday party will be an out of this world experience! 

Add on a guided trail walk, nature games and activities, or a science craft for even more fun!

For more details, contact Natalia by calling (239-275-3435) or sending an email!

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