Field Trips

Bring your school classes, homeschool groups, scout troops, or other groups out to Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium for a field trip!

We offer a highly customizable field trip experience for all age levels, featuring:

  • Guided nature walks tailored to grade-appropriate topics and interests

  • Full-dome planetarium, featuring shows from NASA, ESA, the European Southern Observatories and the International Planetarium Society as well as live stargazing presentations

  • Space museum with a large collection of meteorites

  • Live animal show with opportunities to interact with native and invasive animals

  • Enclosed butterfly garden with native wildflowers

  • Aviary featuring owls and a bald eagle

  • Large collection of reptiles including two full grown alligators, rattlesnakes, and a crocodile

  • Nature museum with fossils and artifacts

Cost is $5 per student, $8 per adult. Field trips are available Monday-Saturday during normal operating hours (normally running from 10:00am-1:00pm) and must be booked in advance.

COVID-19 Policy: Masks are recommended but not required if not vaccinated. 

Scouting astronomy badge programs are available for Boy Scout and Girl Scouts at $10 per scout (more badges coming soon!)

To schedule a field trip or get additional information please contact our Environmental Education Coordinator, Rebecca here or call (239)-275-3435x222