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[…]
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…
Back by popular demand, this is a March Madness laser extravaganza… Shows at 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm on each of the evenings listed below. Tickets at the door: $10/adult/show. Matinee kid-laser shows are M 3/20 – F 3/24 at 4 pm (see below). For full show descriptions, see[…]
Pre-school Class at CNCP – Reptiles and Amphibians — Fun preschool class includes a guided trail walk, a story, learning activities, and a craft. Please use the “RSVP Here” tab under “Contact” on our website (opens in new tab) to make sure your teacher is aware you are coming! Included[…]
Join us to learn about all the creepy crawlies in our environment! Bug and other creepy-crawly presentations, videos, buggy snacks and crafts and bug games will make a fun day of learning and play!
NOTE: Sun Mar. 12th 10 – 1pm: There will be live music and special earlier Sunday opening hours for this event! BYO lawn chairs, please.
Learn and have fun in nature at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium’s Spring Break NatureLab! Ages 6-15. 8:30am-4pm with early drop-off (08:00) and after care available to 6 pm (added charge). M-F, April 10 – 14, 2017. More details coming soon, online registration will open up very soon.
SWFAS members spend a lot of time in our local parks, looking up at the stars and planets, so it’s natural to wonder about the planet on which we stand — and specifically, our local part of it. Imagine a school of fish swimming in your backyard, a shark hunting[…]
Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are learning about Insects, Spiders and Bugs… a guided trail hike, a story and a craft are included. Ages 3-5. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please use our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).
Jan 25th update from (opens in new tab) EarthSky.org: An asteroid designated 2017 BX – found just days ago, on January 20 – passed between the Earth and moon on late Tuesday night according to clocks in the Americas. The asteroid’s closest approach was 11:45 EST on January 24, 2017[…]
Friday, January 13th, 2017 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Astronomy News Bulletin: Get in on the Pro-Am Comet Observing Action! Remember, the campaign starts later THIS MONTH: https://astronomynow.com/2016/11/24/worldwide-pro-am-help-sought-for-comet-trio-study/. The actual page with details is at the Planetary Sciences Institute, here: http://www.psi.edu/41P45P46P
Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are learning about Mammals… Stories, Games, and a craft are included. Ages 3-5. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please use our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).
News from American Astronomical Society January Meeting: A Pair of Colliding Stars will Change the Night Sky in 2022!
(To see the full image, please click the picture above) Monday, January 9th, 2017 Astronomy News Bulletin: Calvin College professor Larry Molnar and his students along with colleagues from Apache Point Observatory (Karen Kinemuchi) and the University of Wyoming (Henry Kobulnicky) are predicting a change to the night sky that[…]
Registration is still open for Winter 2016 Day Camps — fill your child’s holiday with fun, nature, science, and hands-on creative activities at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: ten excellent themed day-camps offer lots of variety! Ages 5-12 (grades K-6; minimum age is 5 years). Calusa’s Winter Day Camp is[…]
Enjoy a Night Walk on a Decorated Trail! * Holiday Music * Family Fun * only $5/pp
Take pictures with Santa! Visit with some of our animals, walk along the holiday lights trail, do holiday crafts, enjoy refreshments, a bonfire and a special seasonally-themed planetarium show!
Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are using our five senses on a Nature Hike! Stories, Games, and the Nature Hike. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please user our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).
December 1st 7:30 pm – SW FL Astronomical Society Meeting in the Planetarium – Dr. Ken Watanabe from FGCU
TH Dec 1st Meeting – Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes, a talk by Dr. Ken Watanabe from FGCU On Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the planetarium, Dr. Ken Watanabe will once again present to the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society. Dr. Watanabe will discuss some of his experiences working at the NASA[…]
Homeschool Class: 2nd-3rd grade: Our Amazing Solar System (Astronomy) Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Our Grade-Specific Homeschool classes make it easy for you to plan enrichment activities for your homeschool students! Corresponds to 2nd-3rd grade nature of science, physical science and earth science objectives. Please use the[…]
Learn the ways of the wild — all day and into the twilight — with Dr. Bill Hammond and our volunteer interpreters. Activities, crafts, games, nature walks, storytelling and even nature-themed planetarium shows today! Saturday, Nov 26th, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — the twilight nature hike ends with storytelling[…]