Inspiring People to Connect with Nature
Established in 1970, Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium has been a part of the Southwest Florida community for nearly 50 years! Our mission, inspiring people to connect with nature, is accomplished by educating both children and adults about our unique ecosystem and environmental issues concerning our area. We strive to provide a holistic environmental education program encompassing all areas from astronomy to ecology.
Our 105-acre site is home to many rescue animals, butterfly and bird aviaries, three nature trails, SWFL's only planetarium theater, and much more!
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 11am - 4 pm
Adults - $10
Children 3-12 - $5
Under 3 - FREE
*Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military, and AAA! Inquire at the front desk*
Included in all memberships:
- One year free admission to our museum, trails and regularly scheduled shows
- 10% discount on gift shop purchases
- Discounts on camps, workshops, and select special events
Individual Membership - $35
Unlimited annual access for the membership holder
Family Membership - $50
Unlimited annual access for up to 5 family members or friends.
Grandparent Membership - $75
Unlimited annual access for up to 10 family members or friends
*Online membership purchasing available on the Membership page found on the Home page.
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33905
We are located at the intersection of Colonial Blvd and Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers.
*Please keep in mind that we are not a dog park. Only service dogs are allowed at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.