Earth Day * Full Moon * Drum Circle — All Day and Into the Evening Fun!

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[…]

SW Florida Astronomers host Live Online Observing/Talk by Astrophotographer Ted Wolfe

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[…]

Closed Easter Sunday

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.

Creepy Crawly Day, Saturday March 19th, 11 – 3… They’re Baaaaaack! :-)

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[…]

Dr. Goodvibes’ Multiversity – a STEAM Entertainment March 25th, 7 pm

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[…]

Homeschool Classes: Program Begins

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.

Heart-Healthy Hike 9 a.m. Wednesdays! (RSVP)

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[…]

Aviary Appeal is Online

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[…]

Naturally Twisted: An Evening with Mark Renz and Fossils

Photographer and Author Mark Renz presents images from his book, “Naturally Twisted – A Wild Look at the Wild” Wednesday, Feb. 10th at 7:30 pm in the planetarium. Sponsored by Sierra Club Calusa Group and CNCP, celebrated local naturalist/photographer/poet and Fossil Expert Mark Renz will present programs that will entertain[…]

Springs Eternal: The Exhibit. Mid-February through March, 2016

OUR WATER, OUR FUTURE: presentation 2/18 Thurs at 7 pm  to accompany opening of the exhibit.A program with Florida nature photographer John MoranCo-Director, Springs Eternal Project Once a source of awe, our springs are now a source of deep concern.  Although vital to the ecological and economic health of Florida, our[…]

Guided Night Trail Hike & Bonfire in New Firepit! 2nd & 4th Saturdays Monthly

Celebrate the 2nd and 4th Saturdays of each month with a guided Night Trail Hike, followed by a bonfire in our new Eagle-Scout-constructed firepit — guaranteed, you’ll want s’more!  Bring a lawn chair (musical instrument? Good story?) to fully enjoy the relaxing firepit after our hike. If it’s a mild[…]

Sun Jan 31, 12:30 pm: Rally for Clean Water!

A collaborative event with Sanibel Captiva Conservation Foundation – A Rally for Tally for Clean Water, with a Bluegrass and country/western celebration on the porch.  Musician Austin Church will be on the porch with the bluegrass session and artist Xavier Cortada will be showing small reproductions of his large works[…]

Manatees! Sirenia Project at the Planetarium, Fri Jan 22, 7 – 9 pm

Sirenia Project, Friday Jan 22, 7-9 pm:  Biologist Susan Butler of the National Sirenia Project will present a program on the West Indian Manatee. Its life, its travels and its behaviors are fascinating — and so are its anatomy and physiology and the DNA tracking now in progress. Susan has[…]