We at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium are proud to present Florida Wildlife Corridor’s ‘The Forgotten Coast’ in place of the 3 pm planetarium show on Friday August 4th, Saturday August 5th and Sunday August 6th. This special screening is the epic story of an expedition along Florida’s west coast[…]
June 9th, 6:30 pm: Sierra Club/All Faiths Unitarian sponsor 2017 Tribeca Winner Screening “From The Ashes”
Tribeca 2017 Selected Film – From The Ashes Friday, June 9, 2017 6:30 PM Screening is in the Planetarium, follow the signs after entering the Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium front gate. Price: $5.00 /per person It’s pre-release MOVIE NIGHT at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium! Come see the National[…]
Hit the Trails today! We have two hikeable loop trails, with shade, of different lengths, and one there-and-back boardwalk through the cypress swamp. Then relax, “space out” and cool off in our air conditioned Planetarium, or attend a live animal demonstration in our Living History Museum. Sorry this is not[…]
This month’s speaker will be L. Scott Flaig. His topic is “Cosmology: The Nature of Time” Scott Flaig presents a composite view (which he likens to a full spectrographic view of a cosmic object) of time as understood through science, theology and philosophy. Mr. Flaig’s position is that all three viewpoints are essential[…]
Head to https://calusanature.org/calusa-camp-general to register your campers today! Bonus: No registration fee.
Talks in the butterfly aviary at 10:30 am and 1 pm, and a Butterfly Hike at 11 am. Butterflies! Moms get in free tomorrow (Mothers’ Day)!
(Click on image to open in pop-up window) Meet Trouper! Our monthly preschool class is free for members, $5/child for non-members (includes the day’s admission to the museum & planetarium). RSVP using the “RSVP Here” link (under the Contact tab) to secure your child’s place in this popular class!
Volunteer! Fun! Educational! All Hands on Deck for April 22 Earth Day! On APRIL 22, Start at 10:30 with a musical program celebrating trees and water with songs, movement, art and activities led by educator and musician Carolyn Stanley. All day long, we will be hosting Earth Day games, auction,[…]
Our monthly preschool class is free for members, $5/child for non-members (includes the day’s admission to the museum & planetarium). RSVP using the “RSVP Here” link to secure your child’s place in this popular class!
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).
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[…]
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.
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).
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).
On Thursday, January 5th. at 7:30 pm in the Planetarium, SW Florida Astronomical Society will host a speaker from the National Park Service/Big Cypress National Preserve. Big Cypress just earned official Dark Sky Park status. Luke Gommermann, who has been spearheading the program, was to speak, but he just got[…]
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[…]
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[…]