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!

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Nature Speaker Series

BLACK SPINY-TAILED IGUANAS

Use of Gopher Tortoise
Burrows in SWFL

Guest Speaker: Josie Rivero

FGCU Graduate and CNCP Employee

August 10, 2022

Ages: 12 to Adult • 7:00 pm

Non-Members: $15 | Members: Free

Black spiny-tailed iguanas were introduced to Southwest Florida in 1979. Since then, they have become established in several areas and may be a potential threat to endangered gopher tortoises. Josie will discuss her research documenting burrow sharing between black spiny-tailed iguanas and gopher tortoises. She will discuss the potential modification by iguanas to the burrows, and what this could mean for gopher tortoise populations.

Space is limited, please register today!

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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!

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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!

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

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