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About

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

We currently recommend facemasks be worn by all visitors ages 2 and up regardless of vaccination status.
See our other illness prevention measures here.

Admission

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.

Location

3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33905

We are located at the intersection of Colonial Blvd and Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers.