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[…]
Why is a squirrel gray? Why do some bugs look like sticks? The answer to these questions is: “for camouflage!” For many animals, being able to hide in plain sight or look like something entirely different enables them to survive. Come learn all about it! Our Grade-Specific Homeschool classes make[…]
SW Florida Astronomical Society pleased to announce that John Jardine Goss, Astronomical League President will be speaking at our Thursday November 3rd meeting at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium in Fort Myers at 7:30pm. The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in astronomy. Join us as John presents[…]
Saturday and Sunday, Oct 8 and 9th, join us for the “young ones” celebration of fall, the Friendly Forest Fall Festival. No scary stuff, only fun: games, crafts, nature walk, special guests, special planetarium show and treats! We open at 10 a.m. on Saturday and at 11 a.m. on Sunday. […]
Experience Haunted Walk 32: Fear Is A Place. Oct 21 – 31, 2016. Gates open nightly at 7:30 pm. Gates close at 9:30 pm weeknights but later on weekend nights (Fri, Sat) Scary: NOT recommended for children under 16!
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*** YOU can still help us have a voice on the radio, even after Sarah’s radio “appearance” is over! *** Tune in to WGCU Radio – 90.1 FM and on WGCU.org – Tuesday, September 13 from 3 pm until 4 pm – to hear our very own Sarah Davis on[…]
Saturday, October 1st, encounter cinematographer Andy Brandy Casagrande, Calusa animal ambassadors, and cocktails and chef’s selections in the “Concept Home” of Dwayne Bergmann Interiors. This is a fundraising gala complete with silent and live auctions, a presentation by Emmy-winning Discovery Channel cinematographer and producer, and nature! Click here for tickets[…]
The Fort Myers Aquarium Society is excited to host its first Annual Swap Meet! Local aquarium hobbyists will have live fish available to purchase as well as new and used equipment to buy/swap and more… this is a great opportunity to meet others in this awesome hobby. You never know[…]
The following geo-caching sites are located on our grounds: Squirrel Street: N26 37.031 W081 48.776 <– available publicly from 10 – 4 M-Sat and from 11 – 4 Sundays. All others are within the Nature Center admission-required area. Skunk Way: N26 36.906 W081 48.827 Raccoon Run: N26 36.950 W081[…]
August 13th Saturday meteorite unveiling: special planetarium shows about meteorites and meteors, asteroids, and comets! Activities, Talk on meteorites at 1 pm, unveiling at 2, silent auction and raffle, geocaching, and more!
This was shot in late June and early July 2016 by the amazing Tyler Shore… so many of our wonderful volunteers, and there are so many more who make this place special!
Saturday, August 13th, touch a piece of space with the unveiling on our new hands-on big meteorite. The exhibit is made possible by Forida’s own Toomey Foundation for the Natural Sciences.
Sunday, August 7th, 11:30-3:30 – Healthy Pet Festival *** Join us at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium to Celebrate our furry and not so furry pets. We will have representatives from the Animal Refuge Center, The Calusa Herpetological Society, The Fort Myers Aquarium Society, K-Nine Connections Behavioral Dog Training,[…]