Come in to the Center for tortoise-related activities, presentations, crafts, and games. Kids can wear a “shell” to learn to move like a tortoise. Remember, tortoise shells tend to be taller and “domed,” while turtle shells tend to be flatter (more elongated). Turtles tend to have good feet for swimming,[…]
Young people in grades 6-12 are invited to join the Junior Naturalists Program at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium for a “Junior Naturalists Introduction Day” on Monday, April 17th, from 10 am – 2 pm (it’s a school holiday).
We’re going funny for bunnies on Saturday, April 15th… instead of hunting for eggs, try hunting for rubber duckies for prizes! Pet a real bunny, buy a spring flowering plant to make your garden more beautiful, take a cute picture with the Easter Bunny, do bunny crafts, and basically have[…]
Back by popular demand, this is a March Madness laser extravaganza… Shows at 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm on each of the evenings listed below. Tickets at the door: $10/adult/show. Matinee kid-laser shows are M 3/20 – F 3/24 at 4 pm (see below). For full show descriptions, see[…]
Pre-school Class at CNCP – Reptiles and Amphibians — Fun preschool class includes a guided trail walk, a story, learning activities, and a craft. Please use the “RSVP Here” tab under “Contact” on our website (opens in new tab) to make sure your teacher is aware you are coming! Included[…]
Join us to learn about all the creepy crawlies in our environment! Bug and other creepy-crawly presentations, videos, buggy snacks and crafts and bug games will make a fun day of learning and play!
NOTE: Sun Mar. 12th 10 – 1pm: There will be live music and special earlier Sunday opening hours for this event! BYO lawn chairs, please.
Learn and have fun in nature at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium’s Spring Break NatureLab! Ages 6-15. 8:30am-4pm with early drop-off (08:00) and after care available to 6 pm (added charge). M-F, April 10 – 14, 2017. More details coming soon, online registration will open up very soon.
SWFAS members spend a lot of time in our local parks, looking up at the stars and planets, so it’s natural to wonder about the planet on which we stand — and specifically, our local part of it. Imagine a school of fish swimming in your backyard, a shark hunting[…]
Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are learning about Insects, Spiders and Bugs… a guided trail hike, a story and a craft are included. Ages 3-5. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please use our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).
Jan 25th update from (opens in new tab) EarthSky.org: An asteroid designated 2017 BX – found just days ago, on January 20 – passed between the Earth and moon on late Tuesday night according to clocks in the Americas. The asteroid’s closest approach was 11:45 EST on January 24, 2017[…]
Friday, January 13th, 2017 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Astronomy News Bulletin: Get in on the Pro-Am Comet Observing Action! Remember, the campaign starts later THIS MONTH: https://astronomynow.com/2016/11/24/worldwide-pro-am-help-sought-for-comet-trio-study/. The actual page with details is at the Planetary Sciences Institute, here: http://www.psi.edu/41P45P46P
Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are learning about Mammals… Stories, Games, and a craft are included. Ages 3-5. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please use our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).
News from American Astronomical Society January Meeting: A Pair of Colliding Stars will Change the Night Sky in 2022!
(To see the full image, please click the picture above) Monday, January 9th, 2017 Astronomy News Bulletin: Calvin College professor Larry Molnar and his students along with colleagues from Apache Point Observatory (Karen Kinemuchi) and the University of Wyoming (Henry Kobulnicky) are predicting a change to the night sky that[…]
Registration is still open for Winter 2016 Day Camps — fill your child’s holiday with fun, nature, science, and hands-on creative activities at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium: ten excellent themed day-camps offer lots of variety! Ages 5-12 (grades K-6; minimum age is 5 years). Calusa’s Winter Day Camp is[…]
Enjoy a Night Walk on a Decorated Trail! * Holiday Music * Family Fun * only $5/pp
Take pictures with Santa! Visit with some of our animals, walk along the holiday lights trail, do holiday crafts, enjoy refreshments, a bonfire and a special seasonally-themed planetarium show!
Join Chris Kielmeyer’s monthly preschool discovery class. This month we are using our five senses on a Nature Hike! Stories, Games, and the Nature Hike. To reserve your child’s position in this class, please user our “RSVP Here” form (link opens in new tab).
December 1st 7:30 pm – SW FL Astronomical Society Meeting in the Planetarium – Dr. Ken Watanabe from FGCU
TH Dec 1st Meeting – Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes, a talk by Dr. Ken Watanabe from FGCU On Thursday, December 1st, 2016 at 7:30 pm in the planetarium, Dr. Ken Watanabe will once again present to the Southwest Florida Astronomical Society. Dr. Watanabe will discuss some of his experiences working at the NASA[…]
Homeschool Class: 2nd-3rd grade: Our Amazing Solar System (Astronomy) Dec 1 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Our Grade-Specific Homeschool classes make it easy for you to plan enrichment activities for your homeschool students! Corresponds to 2nd-3rd grade nature of science, physical science and earth science objectives. Please use the[…]