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, two nature trails, SWFL's only planetarium theater, and much more!
Hours of Operation
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Adults - $10
Children 3-12 - $5
Under 3 - FREE
Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military, First Responders and AAA - Inquire at the front desk
CNCP Members and ANCA Reciprocal Members - FREE
We are not a pet-friendly facility. Only task trained service dogs are allowed at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.
3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33905
We are located at the intersection of Colonial Blvd and Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers.