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[…]
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[…]
Head to https://calusanature.org/calusa-camp-general to register your campers today! Bonus: No registration fee.
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[…]
Talks in the butterfly aviary at 10:30 am and 1 pm, and a Butterfly Hike at 11 am. Butterflies! Moms get in free tomorrow (Mothers’ Day)!
(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,[…]
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…
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!