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Preschool Wednesdays

Join us on the first Wednesday of every month from 10 am -11 am for our Preschool Program!

Designed to capture a preschooler's sense of curiosity and cultivate a connection to the natural world, each program will include a story, craft, and either a short hike or live animal encounter. 

Ages 3-5 • CNCP Members $7 | Non-Members $10

 The price is per child and includes one adult per child. It does not include museum admission.

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October 4th and 18th: Endangered Species: Will We Miss Them?

Did you know Florida has many endangered animals? What does it mean when an animal is threatened or endangered? How can we help them before they disappear forever? Come learn all about Florida’s threatened and endangered plants and animals! This program will include a story, craft, exploration stations & a live animal encounter.  

November 1st & 15th: Nocturnal Nature!

Why do bats come out at night? Are owls really silent flyers? Did you know that while we sleep there is a whole world of animals that are awake and active? Come learn all about nocturnal animals and plants. This program will include a craft, exploration stations, and a live animal encounter.   

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Sessions may fill up before we have a chance to note they are full on our website! If you are unable to view or book a session on the ticket purchase page, then please contact our Education Coordinator, Carrie by emailing here to be put on a waitlist.

The cost is $7 for CNCP Members and $10 for Non-Members.

Preschool Wednesday ticket prices do not include general CNCP admission, which can be purchased separately but is not required for this program. General CNCP admission is required for access to CNCP after the end of the program time. Proof of membership is required for the discount, please bring your membership card with you. 

Preschool Wednesdays Registration

I have read the description of the Homeschool Thursday program experience offered at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium and understand the information listed above. Pickups after the end of the program will be charged by the 5-min increment ($5 for every 5 minutes past the designated pick-up time). I also understand that activities will be involved in my child's camp program; I find them acceptable for my child’s participation. Recognizing the educational benefits of this program to my child, and acknowledging that it is completely voluntary, I, the parent/guardian, do hereby agree to release, indemnify and hold harmless the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium for any loss, injury, or damage resulting directly or indirectly from my child's participation in this program. Pictures of the program, not identifying my child, maybe used online to illustrate program activities and promote future programs. My acceptance and submission of this form constitute my digital signature (paper waiver will be signed on the first day of the program).

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