Inspiring People to Connect with Nature

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

Daily Programming (included with admission)

Monday - Saturday
11 AM Animal Talk
12:15 PM Planetarium Show
1:15 PM Animal Show
2:15 PM Planetarium Show

11 AM Animal Talk
12:15 PM Planetarium Show
1:15 PM Animal Show
2:15 PM Planetarium Show
3:30 PM Planetarium Show

Programs and Special Events

Nature Explorers

Every Saturday, 9:00-11:00am
$10 per person, 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.

Homeschool Thursdays

Third Thursday of the Month, 10:00am-12:00pm, $10 per person, Ages 6-10

Starting in October of 2021 homeschoolers can join us every month for a new series of drop-off science programs designed to give children a better understanding of the world around them while making new friends and exploring our trails!

Late Night Double Feature Movie Night

Saturday, September 25th, 7:00pm
$10 per person

This moth it's time for techno-horror and classic kaiju films at our monthly picture show! That's right, we're showing

Forbidden Planet



Watch cinematic classics(?) on the big screen, buy some popcorn, and enjoy a mosquito-free evening at the movies!

School's Out Camps

When Lee County Schools are off, 9:00am-4:00pm, $40 per person, ages 7-14

October 15th: Water Today and for the Future

It's Earth Science Week, and people all around the country are learning about water! Where does it come from? Where does it go? What can we do to protect it? Come to camp today and find out!

November 11th: Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle

November 22nd - 24th: Native Florida

Family Yoga

10 am - 11am, $15 per family with a portion of the proceeds donated to CNCP

In this class we explore yoga poses through stories and songs, connect with nature and have some fun with partner poses with your family. Also, we will learn mindfulness and meditation activities. Held outdoors in the Pine Pavilion. Bring yoga mat or towel, water and bug spray if you wish. Led by Shelly Sager, certified Kidding Around Yoga Teacher and RYT200.


OCT. 22,23,24,29,30,31

7:30 PM - 11:00 PM

Who knows what will be lurking on our pitch-black decorated trails this coming October…1/3 of a mile is created to bring the scariest haunts and frights in Southwest Florida. Terrors begin on Friday, October 22nd until October 31, 2021 (FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY ONLY) from 7:30-11:00 pm. 

Internships and Employment Opportunities

Internships In:
Animal Care / Wildlife Management
Environmental Education
Marketing and Public Relations
Non-Profit Management 
Astronomy / Astrophysics 

Employment Opportunities:
Click HERE to view available positions

Donation Wish List

As a non-profit organization, CNCP is powered by donations! Currently we're looking for:
Washing Machine and Dryer
Electric Tools for Maintenance
Animal Kennels (for transporting animals)
Towels and Pillowcases
Paper Products (Paper Towels, Toilet Paper)
Printer Paper
Cutting Boards
Cleaning Supplies
Dog or Cat Toys
Reptile Terrarium Decorations
Bug Spray

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!


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. 


Hours of Operation 

10:00 - 4:00 Monday - Saturday

11:00 - 4:00 Sunday

3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33905


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