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

February 2021

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

Late Night Double Feature Movie Night

Saturday, February 27th

Starting at 7:00pm

$10 per person

A Spectacular Mars Double Feature!

See two of the most

Mars-themed science-fiction movies of the 1950s and 60s!

The Angry Red Planet

(filmed in only 9 days!)


Mars Needs Women

(described by lead actor Tommy Kirk as "undoubtedly one of the stupidest motion pictures ever made. How I got talked into it, I don't know")

School's Out Camps

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

January 18th: Bird's the Word

February 15th: Calusa Construction

March 15 - 19th: Calusa Critters

April 2: Fantastic Fungi

April 5: Flowers and Seeds

May 31: Wild Food

Summer camp registration open now! Find out more here.

Planetarium Events

Space Science Sundays

Every Sunday at 3:30

Wrap up your Sunday visit to CNCP with with a special Q&A guided star walk and planetarium show!

Nature Center Events

Wellness Program

Come out to CNCP nearly every day of the week for yoga classes, meditation classes, 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!

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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