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
Re-opening Friday June 12, 2020
Monday - Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 11 am - 4 pm
Face covering required while
inside our museum.
See our other illness prevention measures here.
Admission (while Planetarium closed)
Adults - $8
Children 3-12 - $4
Under 3 - FREE
*Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military, and AAA! Inquire at the front desk*
including trails, museum, outdoor animal exhibits and
live animal shows. Find out more here.
Please note that our shows are held in compliance with CDC guidelines and may not occur or may fill to capacity early. Check the calendar for details.
*Please keep in mind that we are not a dog park. Only service dogs are allowed at the 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.