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Events and Registration

Summer Camp Registration is now open!

Registration is broken down by week and age, click each week to learn more. 

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  • Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 21, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Who left that turd on the trail? How does a snake slither? Do bees really dance? Whose footprints show five toes? What bird call sounds like “who cooks for you, who cooks for you all?” Using our senses and detective skills we will answer these questions to solve these mysteries and more!
  • Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 21, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Who raided the garbage can last night? What animal left those chomp marks on the leaves? Who pooped on the porch? Who’s bones are those? How can you tell a cat track from a dog track? Through a series of “critter crime scenes” and hands-on activities we will learn how to ID animal bones, skulls, tra
  • Jun 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    "Spark: The Universe in Us" guides us on a journey across space and time as we explore the remnants of stellar explosions, tracing the movements of elements through our galaxy to understand how stars live, die, and seed the Universe with the elements to build new generations of stars, planets & life
  • Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Space exploration includes many different things, like our planet’s atmosphere and beyond. During this week of camp we will become astronauts, meteorologists, and atmospheric scientists! We will watch planetarium shows, identify constellations, learn how to use a telescope, tell time using the sun,
  • Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Join us as we take imaginary trips through the solar system, explore the sky, build rockets, and watch astronomy shows in our Planetarium. Each day will be filled with astronomy related experiences and lots of hands-on fun.
  • Jul 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 05, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Were there ever any dinosaurs in Florida? Who were the first people to live here? What are Florida’s state bird, tree, flower, and mammal? Florida is home to many animals, plants, and interesting ecosystems. Come and explore your home state with us and learn the answers to these questions and more!
  • Jul 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Explore the world of flight!
  • Jul 06, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Enjoy a beginner friendly certified Bob Ross oil-painting workshop taught by Mathew Halstead
  • Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    What has hollow bones, no hair and travels faster than a cheetah? How long can a blue whale hold their breath? How far can an eagle see? What bird has the largest wingspan? Come learn all about the amazing adaptations animals have through fun hands-on activities, games, & live animal encounters.
  • Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Join us this week as some of our most favorite nature stories and books come alive! Find out what an acorn turns into, what lives over and under in the pond, what hungry caterpillars actually eat, if there really is a zoo in the sky and if a nest is in fact noisy. Each day we will read nature story
  • Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Build shelters, start fires, find and cook food, purify water, and get a little lost in the woods as you put your survival skills to the test in our forest and swamp during this intense week of adventures. Learn how people have survived in Southwest Florida in the past, present, and future.
  • Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Do you know what to do if you're lost in the woods? Can you find shelter? Make a fire? Stay hydrated? Find your way through a swamp? Learn how to read a map, pack for a hiking trip and be prepared for adventuring in the outdoors!
  • Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    In this fun filled week of hands-on activities, crafts, DIY projects, and experiments, STEAM meets NATURE! Using the Nature Center as our maker space we will dive into all the ways STEAM and NATURE collide with creativity!
  • Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    In this fun filled week of hands-on activities, crafts, DIY projects, and experiments, STEAM meets NATURE! Using the Nature Center as our maker space we will dive into all the ways STEAM and NATURE collide with creativity!
  • Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Ever wonder what it would be like to work at the Nature Center? You’ll spend this week immersed behind the scenes learning how we care for our animals, maintain our trails, create exhibits, & provide programs. This camp includes one-on-one time with many of our animal ambassadors.
  • Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Discover the difference between insects and arachnids and learn all about other arthropods. We will search the woods for insects, meet insects up-close, learn how to classify them, create bug crafts, and play lots of fun buggy games.
  • Aug 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 09, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Florida is home to many different water systems. This week you will learn about them all. With hands-on activities we will study oceans, rivers, estuaries, and swamps and the animals that live in them. We will take swamp walks, seine for fish, test the salinity of a creek bed, catch aquatic critters
  • Aug 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 09, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Spend this week wading through our cypress swamp exploring the aquatic world to find out if fish sleep, how long turtles can hold their breath, why crayfish swim backwards, and how water striders can walk on water! We’ll also learn all about where our water comes from and how the water cycle works.

Sign-Up Here

  • Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 21, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Who left that turd on the trail? How does a snake slither? Do bees really dance? Whose footprints show five toes? What bird call sounds like “who cooks for you, who cooks for you all?” Using our senses and detective skills we will answer these questions to solve these mysteries and more!
  • Jun 17, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 21, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Who raided the garbage can last night? What animal left those chomp marks on the leaves? Who pooped on the porch? Who’s bones are those? How can you tell a cat track from a dog track? Through a series of “critter crime scenes” and hands-on activities we will learn how to ID animal bones, skulls, tra
  • Jun 19, 2024, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Planetarium, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    "Spark: The Universe in Us" guides us on a journey across space and time as we explore the remnants of stellar explosions, tracing the movements of elements through our galaxy to understand how stars live, die, and seed the Universe with the elements to build new generations of stars, planets & life
  • Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Space exploration includes many different things, like our planet’s atmosphere and beyond. During this week of camp we will become astronauts, meteorologists, and atmospheric scientists! We will watch planetarium shows, identify constellations, learn how to use a telescope, tell time using the sun,
  • Jun 24, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jun 28, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Join us as we take imaginary trips through the solar system, explore the sky, build rockets, and watch astronomy shows in our Planetarium. Each day will be filled with astronomy related experiences and lots of hands-on fun.
  • Jul 01, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 05, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Were there ever any dinosaurs in Florida? Who were the first people to live here? What are Florida’s state bird, tree, flower, and mammal? Florida is home to many animals, plants, and interesting ecosystems. Come and explore your home state with us and learn the answers to these questions and more!
  • Jul 06, 2024, 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Explore the world of flight!
  • Jul 06, 2024, 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Enjoy a beginner friendly certified Bob Ross oil-painting workshop taught by Mathew Halstead
  • Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    What has hollow bones, no hair and travels faster than a cheetah? How long can a blue whale hold their breath? How far can an eagle see? What bird has the largest wingspan? Come learn all about the amazing adaptations animals have through fun hands-on activities, games, & live animal encounters.
  • Jul 08, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 12, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Join us this week as some of our most favorite nature stories and books come alive! Find out what an acorn turns into, what lives over and under in the pond, what hungry caterpillars actually eat, if there really is a zoo in the sky and if a nest is in fact noisy. Each day we will read nature story
  • Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Build shelters, start fires, find and cook food, purify water, and get a little lost in the woods as you put your survival skills to the test in our forest and swamp during this intense week of adventures. Learn how people have survived in Southwest Florida in the past, present, and future.
  • Jul 15, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 19, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Do you know what to do if you're lost in the woods? Can you find shelter? Make a fire? Stay hydrated? Find your way through a swamp? Learn how to read a map, pack for a hiking trip and be prepared for adventuring in the outdoors!
  • Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    In this fun filled week of hands-on activities, crafts, DIY projects, and experiments, STEAM meets NATURE! Using the Nature Center as our maker space we will dive into all the ways STEAM and NATURE collide with creativity!
  • Jul 22, 2024, 9:00 AM – Jul 26, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    In this fun filled week of hands-on activities, crafts, DIY projects, and experiments, STEAM meets NATURE! Using the Nature Center as our maker space we will dive into all the ways STEAM and NATURE collide with creativity!
  • Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Ever wonder what it would be like to work at the Nature Center? You’ll spend this week immersed behind the scenes learning how we care for our animals, maintain our trails, create exhibits, & provide programs. This camp includes one-on-one time with many of our animal ambassadors.
  • Jul 29, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 02, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Discover the difference between insects and arachnids and learn all about other arthropods. We will search the woods for insects, meet insects up-close, learn how to classify them, create bug crafts, and play lots of fun buggy games.
  • Aug 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 09, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Florida is home to many different water systems. This week you will learn about them all. With hands-on activities we will study oceans, rivers, estuaries, and swamps and the animals that live in them. We will take swamp walks, seine for fish, test the salinity of a creek bed, catch aquatic critters
  • Aug 05, 2024, 9:00 AM – Aug 09, 2024, 4:00 PM
    Fort Myers, 3450 Ortiz Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33905, USA
    Spend this week wading through our cypress swamp exploring the aquatic world to find out if fish sleep, how long turtles can hold their breath, why crayfish swim backwards, and how water striders can walk on water! We’ll also learn all about where our water comes from and how the water cycle works.

Daily Schedule

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