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 to any museum visitor with regular admission to Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. The evening event includes a[…]
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!
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 Diana and fill[…]
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[…]
This month’s speaker will be L. Scott Flaig. His topic is “Cosmology: The Nature of Time” Scott Flaig presents a composite view (which he likens to a full spectrographic view of a cosmic object) of time as understood through science, theology and philosophy. Mr. Flaig’s position is that all three viewpoints are essential[…]
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[…]
(Click on image to open in pop-up window) Meet Trouper! Our monthly preschool class is free for members, $5/child for non-members (includes the day’s admission to the museum & planetarium). RSVP using the “RSVP Here” link (under the Contact tab) to secure your child’s place in this popular class!
20 years ago, the (unmanned!) Cassini probe was launched on a mission to Saturn. It encountered the amazing ringed giant and orbited outside the rings for 13 years, but now Cassini has begun the final portion of its mission: a series of daring dives in between the rings and the[…]
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,[…]
Our monthly preschool class is free for members, $5/child for non-members (includes the day’s admission to the museum & planetarium). RSVP using the “RSVP Here” link to secure your child’s place in this popular class!
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,[…]
Young people in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Junior Naturalists Program at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium for a “Junior Naturalists Introduction Day” on Monday, April 17th, from 10 am – 2 pm (it’s a school holiday).
We’re going funny for bunnies on Saturday, April 15th… instead of hunting for eggs, try hunting for rubber duckies for prizes! Pet a real bunny, buy a spring flowering plant to make your garden more beautiful, take a cute picture with the Easter Bunny, do bunny crafts, and basically have[…]