Planetarium Fundraiser

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The Calusa Nature Center's planetarium opened in December of 1986. In 2020 we upgraded to a Digitarium Lambda-Plus projection system and installed a brand new surround-sound audio system.

The interior of the planetarium can accommodate performances and presentations, making it a highly versatile space for speakers, plays, small concerts, weddings, private parties, and other special events.

As the only planetarium between Miami and Bradenton, we need your investment to complete the renewal of our inner space. We have large donor support and a foundation grant that has launched the planetarium to begin our renovation process.With your generous donation, we can continue to help our visitors and children reach for the stars!

Your investment to support a new state of the art planetarium & multimedia theater includes:

New Projection System ($90k) - installed March 2020!

New Foyer and Exhibition Hall ($75k)

New Sound System ($20k)

New Planetarium Shows ($30k)

New Theater Seating ($50k)

New Cove Lighting ($5k)

New Stage ($10k)

New Carpeting ($20k)

New Back Dome Renovations ($15k)

New STEAM Classroom ($10k)

New Storage Renovation ($5k)

New Entrance Bridge ($25k)

New Planetarium Roof ($60k)

New Air Conditioning Units ($40k)

 

Total Renovation Cost: $447,000

How You Can Invest in Your Local Planetarium

Galaxy Level

$5000

Priority Choice of Planetarium Seat with Plaque

Plaque on Donor Recognition Board

Invitation to VIP Events for Two Years

One Private Planetarium Show for 15 Business Associates or Family

Logo/Family Name Displayed in Planetarium Dome for Two Years

Supernova Level

$2500

Choice of Planetarium Seat with Plaque

Plaque on Donor Recognition Board

Invitation to VIP Events for Two Years

Star Level

$500

Planetarium Seat with Plaque

Plaque on Donor Recognition Board

Nova Level

$1500

Planetarium Seat with Plaque

Plaque on Donor Recognition Board

Invitation to VIP Events for One Year

Smaller Donations

Any amount donated to our planetarium upgrade helps us make this project a reality!

To Donate

Please email our Director of Operations, Kaitlin Danks or call us at

(239)-275-3435 to discuss your donation!