Established in 1970, Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium have been a part of the Southwest Florida community for nearly 50 years! Our mission, inspiring people to connect with nature, is accomplished by educating both children and adults about our unique ecosystem and environmental issues concerning our area. We strive to provide a holistic environmental education program encompassing all areas from astronomy to ecology. Our 105-acre site is home to many rescue animals, a butterfly garden and bird aviaries, two nature trails, SWFL's ONLY planetarium theater, and much more!
As a small, local not-for-profit organization, we depend greatly on the generosity of our community and volunteers to continue connecting people with nature. To assist in keeping the items we greatly need current and provide an “ease of shopping/donating” experience for the community, we have created an Amazon Wish List. The items featured on our Wish List are things we use and/or need on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis.
Please consider donating an item from our Amazon Wish List, and have it shipped directly to us, or stop by to say Hello and deliver it yourself.
Thank you for helping us to continue serving our community, we truly appreciate it.
If you prefer to shop locally and drop items off,
here is a small list of common items we are always in need of:
All sizes of towels, 100% cotton t-shirts, cleaning supplies (bleach, dish soap, antibacterial spray, sponges, gloves), copy paper, and general office supplies, arts and crafts supplies, gasoline (or gasoline gift cards) for power tools, potting soil, gardening gloves.