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!
Earth Day Friday April 22nd all day (10 am – 4 pm) Earth Day-themed demonstrations and crafts on our back porch “Off-menu” special planetarium show for Earth Day
Saturday, April 23rd 7:00 – 9:00pm Celebrate Earth Day and the Full Moon with a Crepuscular Hike, Bonfire and Drum Circle! It’s a trifecta of fun in nature! Learn about how our Florida wildlife survives during the twilight, and which critters prefer the night time. Enjoy a Naturalist-led hike through[…]
Ted Wolfe, accomplished astrophotographer and monthly contributor to the Naples Daily News, will be presenting to the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society on Thursday, April 7, 2016. Mr. Wolfe has had many of his images published in Sky and Telescope and Astronomy magazines and has had an exhibit of his astrophotos on display at the Kennedy[…]
Sorry, we are closed this Easter Sunday to be with family: Happy Easter! Our yearly “closed” days are: Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
Co-sponsored by the Calusa Herpetological Society: learn about things that slither and slime, or click and clack with chitin! Creepy Crawly crafts, animals, activities, and snacks to sample and purchase. Try the ant candy or the fire-roasted jalapeno bugs! Special planetarium presentations on “buggy” themes… Included with regular admission, this[…]
Modern physics and the theory of parallel universes bewildering you? “Doctor GoodVibes” & “Dean Smiley” are Ambassadors of the Multiverse, sent from GoodVibes Multiversity to help prepare humans for their coming awakening to “The Multiverse,” the next REALLY big thing! Using wild visuals and wacky music, GOODVIBES MULTIVERSITY explores the[…]
Due to popular response, the monthy meeting of the Sierra Club will take place in the Planetarium at the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium on Wednesday, March 9th at 6 pm. Chris Costello is a Sierra Club organizer and campaigner for clean water.
The flyer (attached) has the lineup of dog handlers, their great dogs, and their amazing demonstrations!
Patrick “Rick” Smith — A Land Remembered — March 4th and 5th at 6 pm in the Planetarium (Don’t Miss This!)
Friday Evening VIP Preview: March 4th, 6:00 pm – Patrick “Rick” Smith’s Historical Florida “V.I.Preview” In the Planetarium. Patrick “Rick” Smith Jr., videographer & author based in California with deep roots still in Florida (son of noted Florida author, Judge Patrick Smith) presents a dramatic evening in a “Living History”[…]
Please RSVP here (opens in new tab, so you can still see the scheduling information on this tab) to reserve your child’s place in one of our classes.
Help your heart be healthy! Looking to stay in shape, while enjoying a guided nature hike? Join us on Wednesday mornings at 9am for a Naturalist-led interpretive walk along one of our 3 trails. Cost is $5 for non-members and free for members. Anyone wishing to stay can use their[…]
The video below explains why the Aviary Appeal is so urgent — construction must begin within only a short time or the aviary’s birds will be taken away. Please help the birds – and help us create a wonderful experience for the birds and for everyone who visits them! The[…]
Sunday, February 14th 7:00 – 9:00 pm Sky Full of Stars: Love Songs, Sky Shows and Special Messages in the Planetarium Looking for something unusual to do for Valentine’s Day? You could write your love across the sky – or even across the Milky Way, in our planetarium! Updated Message[…]