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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

Masks are recommended for anyone not vaccinated. Masks are no longer required inside the buildings.
See our other illness prevention measures here.


Adults - $10

Children 3-12 - $5

Under 3 - FREE

*Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military, First Responders and AAA! Inquire at the front desk*

Members - FREE

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.