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Established in 1970, Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium has 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, butterfly and bird aviaries, two nature trails, SWFL's only planetarium theater, and much more!

We have nature fun for everyone! Check out our calendar for events happening daily

and plan your visit today 

Hours of Operation

Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm


CNCP Members and ANCA Reciprocal Members - FREE

Non-Members: Adults - $10 • Children 3-12 - $5 • Under 3 - FREE

Discounts for Seniors, Students, Military, First Responders and AAA - Inquire at the front desk

Pet Policy

We are not a pet-friendly facility. Only task-trained service dogs are allowed at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium.


3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida 33905

We are located at the intersection of Colonial Blvd and Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers. 

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