Everglades National Park Ranger Talk 10:30 Saturday July 30th

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[…]

SW FL Astronomical Society June Meeting: Dark Matters…

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[…]

Go WILD for Lasers – Ten Days in May! Wed 5/18 – Sat 5/28, 2016

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

Earth Day Activities: Fri April 22 All Day

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  

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[…]