Bring your school classes, homeschool groups, scout troops, or other groups of any age out to Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium for a field trip!
Choose from a variety of offerings for your field trips! There's something here for every group, from guided nature walks to private planetarium shows. Mix and match our 45-minute programs to give your group a visit that meets your educational goals and interests!
Field trips start at $10 per child and $15 per adult and include up to three programs. Additional programs can be added for $3 per person per program.
Guided Nature Walk - Explore our trails with a guided walk tailored to grade-level topics and interests.
Live Animal Talk - Meet some of our animals up close and personal and learn about their adaptations and habitats.
Butterfly House and Birds of Prey Aviary Tour - Explore our butterfly house and learn about our bald eagles.
Planetarium Movie - Experience a full-dome planetarium movie selected for your group's age and interests.
Planetarium Q&A Session - Meet one of our planetarium educators for a tour of the night sky as they answer your questions about the stars.
Museum Exploration and Gift Shop - Discover our natural history museum and visit our gift shop in this self-guided exploration time.
Field trips are available Monday-Friday during normal operating hours (normally starting at 10:00 am) and must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance. We require a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold your place, please be prepared to pay your deposit within 5 business days of your request.
Maximum group size: 80 participants (or 3 classes) per day. Larger groups will need to be split over multiple days.
For Scout troops, we now offer special badge programs to help complete requirements to earn your badges! Scout programs run for approximately 3 hours, start at $15 per person, and can be customized based on the ages and interests of your troop. Please indicate which scouting organization your troop is part of when you submit your request form.
If you have any other questions feel free to contact our Program Manager, Carrie, by email here or by calling (239)-275-3435