Monthly Schedule

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June Events Calendar at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

Daily Events
  • 12:00 pm Planetarium show #1- “Life: A Cosmic Story”
  • 1:15 pm Live Animal Demonstration in the main Museum building
  • 2:30 pm Planetarium Show #2: “Distant Worlds, Alien Life”

*For detailed information about the planetarium shows, please see our listing on the Planetarium page

Weekly Events 

Monday 11 am – Butterfly Talk
Join us in the Butterfly Garden at Calusa Nature Center for a fun, informative talk about butterflies! You will learn all about the butterfly life cycle, which species are native to Florida, and how we all can protect butterflies and their habitat. This talk is free with your paid admission.

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 11 am – Alligator Talk
We love our alligators! Come visit with them up close and personal. (Okay, behind the gate!) Our animal care expert will share all about alligators: their habit, diet, why they are important to the ecosystem, and how to protect them. Admission to this talk is free with your entrance fee. Great experience for the whole family.

Friday, 9 am – Tai Chi at CNCP
Join Keith and Lisa Banks to discover the four benefits of a tai chi practice: breathing, alignment of the body, strength training and increased flexibility. $8 for members, $10 for non-members

Friday 11am – Solar Observing using the Coronado Solar Telescope Are there sunspots today? Prominences? A flare? Planetarium volunteers and/or staff will show you the Sun “live” as few people get to see it. Catch our narrow-band filter’s detailed view of the Sun live on the platform in front of the planetarium at 11 am on Fridays, weather permitting.

Saturdays Beginning May 4 – Dog Days of Summer

Bring your four legged friend for a relaxing stroll on the Wildlands Trail! All dogs must remain on a leash and be cleaned up after. Waivers must be signed and a $5 donation made before walking on the trail.



Special Events in June

 World Oceans Day Celebration- OFFSITE at Millennial Brewing Company: June 8 11 AM – 9 PM

Join us on World Oceans Day (11am-9pm) as we celebrate our Oceans and learn what we can change in in our everyday life to help protect one of our most precious resources, water. We’ll have an educational table, so come check out this family-friendly event!

Summer Camp is in Session: Mon- Fri throughout June

Spend your summer outdoors at Calusa Camp!
Your child can explore the Southwest Florida ecosystem on our 105 acre property, cool off in the planetarium dome, learn about wildlife, natural history, nature art and so much more!

**Registration is now open at