Plan Your Visit

Hours:
Monday – Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm
Sunday 11:00am-4:00pm

Admission:
Adult: $10.00
Children (3-12): $5.00
Free for children age 2 and younger

Discounts:

We offer discounted admission for the following:

  • Seniors :$1.00 off standard admission
  • Military/First Responders/Teachers: $1.00 off standard admission
  • School/Scout/Camp Groups: special group rates, please call for more information.
  • College Students (SW FL State College or Florida Gulf Coast University): $1.00 off standard admission
  • AAA members : $0.50 off standard admission
  • Members of the Association of Nature Center Administrators : Free admission through the reciprocal membership program.\

Partners Discounts! These are reciprocal local discounts:

  • We offer 10% off admission for guests that show us their room key from Drury Hotels in Estero, or a 10% discount for guests who can show us a recent Bellecino’s Pizza receipt.
  • Drury Hotels in Estero offers any guest with the code CALUSA 10% off their room charge.
  • Bellecino’s Pizza (very close to the Nature Center) also offers 10% off your bill if you show them a membership card or receipt/bracelet.

Part-day discount

  • In addition, any guests who arrive 3 pm (our final planetarium show is at 3 pm and we close at 4 pm) or later are admitted for 50% off their admission. They will be informed that we close at 4 pm and they must be off the trails and out of the museums by 4pm.

To receive any of the special-status discounts, please provide ID or proof of status

Directions:

We are located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33905
239-275-3435

From North Fort Myers:
175 South to exit 136 to Colonial Blvd
Take a right off the ramp, go west on Colonial 1/4 mile to Ortiz Ave
Take a right onto Ortiz Ave, entrance to Center is 500 ft up on the left

From Punta Gorda/Port Charlotte and north:
Same as above

From Labelle:
Rt 80 to 175 South, then same as above

From Naples/Bonita Springs/Estero and south:
175 North to exit 136 to Colonial Blvd
Take a left off the ramp, go west on Colonial 1/4 mile to Ortiz Ave
Take a right onto Ortiz Ave, entrance to Center is 500 ft up on the left

From Lehigh Acres:
West on SR884 (Colonial Blvd) under 175 bridge
Follow Colonial for an additional 1/4 mile to Ortiz Ave
Take a right onto Ortiz Ave, entrance to Center is 500 ft up on the left

From Cape Coral:
Take Midpoint Bridge to Fort Myers and stay on Colonial Blvd
Go east on Colonial to intersection with Six Mile Cypress Pkwy and Ortiz Ave
Take a left onto Ortiz Ave, entrance to Center is 500 ft up on the left

From Sanibel/Captiva Islands:
Take Sanibel Causeway into Fort Myers (Summerlin Rd)

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