Inspiring People to Connect with Nature

Hours of Operation
Planetarium Lobby and Nature Center and Trails
Tuesday - Sunday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tickets: 
Adults $10 | Children $5 | Members FREE


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) 

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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SCHOOL'S OUT CAMP 

HURRICANE DAY CAMP
at  the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium Hiking Trails


October 10th-14th, 2022
Grades: 2-12 • 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

$125 Per Week/Per Camper

While our area schools remain closed, Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (CNCP) is opening our doors to provide environmental education programs, movies, games, and fun. We are planning this limited reopening Monday, October 10th through Friday, October 14th with a week-long Hurricane Day Camp.

If the Lee County School District remains closed for the following weeks, CNCP will offer additional weeks of camp to coincide with the school closure.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, CNCP is hosting these camps at a greatly reduced price to help families get back to work, and so children can have a safe and fun place to connect with nature.

Space is limited, please register today!

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The storm has passed, and we are thrilled to report that all our Animal Ambassadors are healthy and have made it through safely. The 105 acres of trees though need some loving care.

 

Please stay tuned here for updates on our progress and opportunities to help us.

 

CNCP guests are advised to call 239-275-3435 before arriving to ensure that we are open.  

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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