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Winter Camp is the Earth & Space Place!

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[…]

Holiday Nights and Holiday Lasers

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[…]

Got a Python Plan? These Folks Do! Tue Nov 14, 5:30 pm

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[…]

Sunday Bluegrass Jams are back!

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 –[…]

Haunted Walk 33: Oct 19-31, 2017

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[…]

Volunteers Needed — help evict Irma!

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[…]

Solar Eclipse Activities Aug 21, 2017

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[…]

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[…]