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!
If you have online shopping to do, why not make your money go even farther and feed the animals at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium? Just use this link to shop: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7090889 Thank you.
*** 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,[…]
This is the 100th anniversary of our national parks system! Diana Douglass, a Ranger from Everglades National Park, will speak at 10:30 at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium about the Everglades National Park — come celebrate our national “best idea” for preserving wild places for our children, grandchildren and future[…]
Head over to our Calusa Camp page to register for one or all of the seven amazing weeks of Summer Camp coming up!
The monthly meeting of the SW FLorida Astronomical Society at 7:30 pm on Thursday, June 2, 2016 will include a special screening of two complementary “Dark Matter” productions, “Dark Matter Mystery” (which enjoyed its North American premiere here at CNCP in March, 2016) followed by a 7-minute excerpt from “Dark[…]
On Thursday, May 5 at 7:30 pm in the Planetarium, the SW Florida Astronomical Society presents a talk by Prof. Derek Buzasi, the Whitaker Eminent Scholar in Science at Florida Gulf Coast University. Dr. Buzasi will introduce the “hot Jupiter problem” and discuss the ways various science groups have tried[…]
Only Ten Days in May, this is a fundraiser and “trial balloon” — if you like laser shows, definitely let us know! All seats are $10/show. Early evening shows on W, Th, and later shows as well on Fri, Sat. Saturday MIDNIGHT shows! Online seat sales: click here
Saturday April 16th is Global Youth Service Day — click picture to read the flyer and get your “Good” on!