Spaceship Earth is taking off for the cosmos this Winter! Three Earth-Space camps and a Wild Adventure Day await your camper! Each link takes you to the relevant registration and information page… Homeschool Earth & Space Camp is M-Th Dec 18-21, 2017 Wild adventure Day is Friday, Dec 22, 2017[…]
The quarterly Laser Light Shows at Calusa Nature Center Planetarium are back: get your Laser on! Schedule: http://calusanature.org/laser-shows/
5:30 – 8:30 pm Fri, Sat, Sun December 8-10 and 15-17 Members are free, and if you are attending the Holiday Lights Event (special event wristband for each evening), you can get discounted admission to the Holiday Laser Show at 6 pm in the planetarium: $5/seat (regular price $10/seat). Full-length[…]
Tickets are available here: http://calusanature.org/concerts/
Python Management Plan Workshops The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your feedback on Burmese python management issues in south Florida. The FWC is developing a comprehensive Interagency Python Management Plan in partnership with Everglades National Park. We will host several public workshops throughout the state in November[…]
Now in our fourth year of jamming to toe-tapping bluegrass standards, ballads, and gospel tunes, our Bluegrass Jam plays something for everyone. The group is dedicated to playing bluegrass and sharing it with others. And that means Sunday Bluegrass Jams on the Back Porch are back! Sundays from 1 –[…]
Saturday Oct 28th 10 am – 4 pm – Trick or Treat Day for Under-12s at Calusa! TRICK OR TREAT DAY AT CNCP IS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD AND WILL BE ON SAT., OCT. 28 ALL DAY LONG. INCLUDED WITH REGULAR ADMISSION YOU ARE INVITED TO WEAR YOUR[…]
There is a time for Fear… 7 pm – 10 pm nightly, later on weekends, “until the last scream!” ACTORS: Join us for training and Scare School next Fall to add “scary” to your resume! Fill out the Volunteer Application (opens in new tab) and email it to [email protected] with[…]
Jim Passeur, retired USAF Colonel with 27.5 years of active service, will be the guest speaker at the October 5th meeting of the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society (SWFAS). Jim was selected by the USAF to go to Ohio State University under the Air Force Institute of Technology’s program to provide guidance[…]
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Kids and families need good things to do, and many local places are still closed: we are trying to step up and fill the need. Our Friendly Forest Fall Festival is scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, September 30th – Oct 1st, and we need LOTS of help to get ready[…]
Observing the eclipse in front of the planetarium with the CNCP Coronado Solar Telescope. Your hosts/guides are the Graesles, a pair of astronomers from SW FL Astronomical Society! A *LIMITED* number of Solar eclipse glasses available for when you are not looking through the telescope (sorry there are only a[…]
The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (CNCP) is about to be one of only four places in the USA where visitors can experience direct Mars contact! CNCP is one of only four host-facilities in the USA that will offer the extremely rare opportunity to not only see a piece of[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Planetarium: July 22 Premiere Screening of “The Farthest” Commemorates Voyager Mission’s 40th Anniversary
The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium will host a pre-TV-release screening of the PBS documentary, “The Farthest,” on July 22, 2017 at 2 pm and 6 pm. The daytime show is open (with a suggested donation) to any museum visitor with regular admission to Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. The[…]
June 9th, 6:30 pm: Sierra Club/All Faiths Unitarian sponsor 2017 Tribeca Winner Screening “From The Ashes”
Tribeca 2017 Selected Film – From The Ashes Friday, June 9, 2017 6:30 PM Screening is in the Planetarium, follow the signs after entering the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium front gate. Price: $5.00 /per person It’s pre-release MOVIE NIGHT at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium! Come see the National[…]
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!
If you are planning on visiting us by driving along Colonial Blvd between June 9th and June 23rd, FDOT has some alternate routes to recommend. Please click on the “map” image to get the picture — and see you at the Center!
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[…]