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Volunteers: We Want You!

We need people to make Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium better! With the new aviary almost completed, there are so many things you can do to help this transition, indoors or outdoors! Sign up (opens in new tab) here, or stop by the Nature Center to see our Volunteer Coordinator[…]

The Forgotten Coast: Special Screening

We at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium are proud to present Florida Wildlife Corridor’s ‘The Forgotten Coast’ in place of the 3 pm planetarium show on Friday August 4th, Saturday August 5th and Sunday August 6th.  This special screening is the epic story of an expedition along Florida’s west coast[…]

June 10th, 10 am – 4 pm – Get Outdoors Day Fun for the Family!

Join us for awesome summery fun including a Guided Nature Hike every 45 minutes, Water Wars, a masterful wood-carving display by the Caloosa Carvers Club and a Watermelon Eating and Seed Spitting contest, with fabulous prizes like laser show tickets or ice cream certificates!

June 3rd is National Trails Day!

Hit the Trails today! We have two hikeable loop trails, with shade, of different lengths, and one there-and-back boardwalk through the cypress swamp. Then relax, “space out” and cool off in our air conditioned Planetarium, or attend a live animal demonstration in our Living History Museum. Sorry this is not[…]

Expedition Calusa New Video from CLHS Media Students!

Check out the new Expedition Calusa video from the talented Media students and their director/teacher Gordon Gair at Cypress Lake High School! This video debuted at the VIP Evening and Concert/Dance Recital to start off the Expedition Calusa membership campaign, the evening of Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Our deep[…]

April 22 Earth Day Program: All Hands On Deck!

Volunteer! Fun! Educational! All Hands on Deck for April 22 Earth Day! On APRIL 22, Start at 10:30 with a musical program celebrating trees and water with songs, movement, art and activities led by educator and musician Carolyn Stanley. All day long, we will be hosting Earth Day games, auction,[…]

Shhh… Something’s Coming… Something BIG…

Earth Day, April 22, 2017.  After the festivities of the day, there will be another adventure… EXPEDITION CALUSA! Revisit this page and details will emerge over the coming days…  

Monday April 10th is Florida’s Official Gopher Tortoise Day

Come in to the Center for tortoise-related activities, presentations, crafts, and games. Kids can wear a “shell” to learn to move like a tortoise. Remember, tortoise shells tend to be taller and “domed,” while turtle shells tend to be flatter (more elongated). Turtles tend to have good feet for swimming,[…]