Inspiring People to Connect with Nature

Upcoming Program Schedule

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

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

Special Event Hike

Full Moon Night Hike

Nov 28, 7 pm

All ages


Led by Dr. Win Everham of FGCU. $15/person. Limit of 15 participants.

Planetarium Events

Thanksgiving Double Feature Picture Show

Space Science Sundays

Hands-on fun for kids and their adults. New theme each session.   3:30 - 4:30 pm $10/person

Nov 29 theme: A talk about our Solar system, the Sun, the Planets, Asteroid Belt, Kuiper Belt, and the Ort Cloud.  Come one and all with questions and discussion points so we can have a chat about all the things that make us special in our little part of the Milky Way. 

School's Out Camps

Fort Building Camp

December 28th-31st

Build forts, play games, make fires, discover hidden treasure, and more as we get messy and adventure in the forest!

Check out the brand-new 5.1 surround sound and laser projection systems in our Planetarium!

We need your help!

During normal times, our operating expenses average $1,000 a day.

During the COVID-19 shutdown, we still had 25+ animals to care for and bills to pay. Since almost all of our funding comes from admission fees and fundraisers, we were without any steady income.

Any and all donations are appreciated. Please visit our GoFundMe campaign or our PayPal page to contribute. You can even support us while shopping! And always remember to visit our Facebook page for regular updates on happenings at the Center and educational programming related to our mission of

"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 and butterfly aviaries 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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