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”[…]
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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[…]
Spring Break Camp at Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, The week of March 28- April 1 Join us at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium for our weeklong Spring Break Camp! Spring is a beautiful time of year here in SW Florida. Experience the exciting plants and animals that visit[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
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[…]
Find out about the Explorers and a great way to get out and do fun things in nature!
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[…]
Find out about Explorers and the Explorer Post at this Open House from 10 am — noon at Calusa Nature Center. Saturday, Dec. 19th.