Inspiring People to Connect with Nature

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

May 2021

Nature Explorers Program!

Every Saturday, 9:00-11:00am starting Saturday, April 3rd

$10 per person, children 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.

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

10:30AM Guided Nature Walk


3:30 Space Science Sunday Planetarium Show

School's Out Camps

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

May 31: Wild Food

Summer camp registration open now! Find out more here.

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!

Late Night Double Feature Movie Night

May 1st, 8:00pm

$10 per person (18+)

Only One Movie This Month!

It's the Rocky Horror Picture Show!

Outside on the lawn, bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and bug spray.
All appropriate items (including meatloaf) available for purchase, no outside food or drink!

Sold Out

Special Events

Night Hike

Sunday, May 23rd

8:00pm-10:00pm, $15 per person

Come out to CNCP for our monthly night hike! Learn about the night sky, look for bats, and maybe call in an owl as we explore our trails after sunset!

Spaces are limited for this all-ages event, so make sure to sign up soon!

Day Hike

Saturday, May 22nd

8:30am-10:00am, $15 per person

As hurricane season approaches, come out for a morning walk in the woods with FGCU's Dr. Win Everham as he talks about the impact of hurricanes on the ecology of SWFL.

Spaces are limited for this event, so make sure to sign up soon!

Wellness Program

Come out to CNCP for yoga classes, meditation, 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 in nature!

Prices vary, and spots are limited!

Please pay on arrival and see our calendar for more details!

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. 

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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