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Inspiring People to Connect with Nature

Open Mon-Sat 10:00-4:00 Sunday 11:00-4:00 | Adults $10 Children $5

September 2021

Daily Programming (included with admission)

Monday - Saturday
11 AM Animal Talk
12:15 PM Planetarium Show
1:15 PM Animal Show
2:15 PM Planetarium Show

11 AM Animal Talk
12:15 PM Planetarium Show
1:15 PM Animal Show
2:15 PM Planetarium Show
3:30 PM Planetarium Show

Nature Explorers!

Every Saturday, 9:00-11:00am
$10 per person, ages 5-11
Join us for a drop-off environmental education program series that focuses on specific lessons to inspire students to connect with nature through interactive guided hikes, planetarium shows, environmental arts and crafts, and interactive roleplaying games and activities.

Late Night Double Feature Movie Night

September 25th @ 7pm
$10 per person
Forbidden Planet

This moth it's time for techno-horror and classic kaiju films!
Concessions will be available and seating begins 15 minutes before show time!

Full Moon Night Hike

Sunday, September 19th
8:00pm-10:00pm, $15 per person
Come out to CNCP for our monthly night hike! Learn about the night sky, look for bats, and maybe call in an owl as we explore our trails after sunset!
Spaces are limited for this all-ages event, so make sure to sign up soon!

School's Out Camps

Lee County Schools are back in session, and our School's Out Camps are starting up!

September 16th: All About the Atmosphere!

Troposphere? Ozone layer? Auroras? 

What in the world is all that air all around us? Come to camp and find out, with planetarium shows, experiments, and more!

October 15th: Water Today and for the Future

It's Earth Science Week, and people all around the country are learning about water! Where does it come from? Where does it go? What can we do to protect it? Come to camp today and find out!

Internships and Employment Opportunities

Internships In:
Animal Care / Wildlife Management
Environmental Education
Marketing and Public Relations
Non-Profit Management 
Astronomy / Astrophysics 

Employment Opportunities:
Click HERE to view available positions

Donation Wish List

As a non-profit organization, CNCP is powered by donations! Currently we're looking for:
Washing Machine and Dryer
Electric Tools for Maintenance
Animal Kennels (for transporting animals)
Towels and Pillowcases
Paper Products (Paper Towels, Toilet Paper)
Printer Paper
Cutting Boards
Cleaning Supplies
Dog or Cat Toys
Reptile Terrarium Decorations
Bug Spray

Wellness Program

Come out to CNCP for yoga classes, meditation, drum circles, and more!

On Sundays, join the Conscious Movement Yoga Fusion class at 10am, on Tuesday join Yoga Mama for a calm 6pm class, every other Wednesday come hone your meditation practice at 6pm, on Thursdays bring your family for a 10am yoga class in nature!

Prices vary, and spots are limited!

Please pay on arrival and see our calendar for more details!

Wild Birthday Package

Birthday Party for 20 Kids and 10 Adults - Starting at $425

Schedule your next birthday party here!

With a 3.5 hour rental of our Iona House, a custom animal show, a private planetarium show, and access to our exhibits and trails, your child's next birthday party will be an out of this world experience! 

Add on a guided trail walk, nature games and activities, or a science craft for even more fun!

For more details, contact Natalia by calling (239)-275-3435 or sending an email!


Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is a private, not-for-profit organization dedicated to environmental education and preservation. Our 105-acre site is home to many rescue animals, two nature trails, a planetarium theater, bird aviary, butterfly garden, and meeting areas. 


Hours of Operation 

10:00 - 4:00 Monday - Saturday

11:00 - 4:00 Sunday

3450 Ortiz Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33905


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