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
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
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.
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
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!
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!