Got a Python Plan? These Folks Do! Tue Nov 14, 5:30 pm

Python Management Plan Workshops The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) needs your feedback on Burmese python management issues in south Florida. The FWC is developing a comprehensive Interagency Python Management Plan in partnership with Everglades National Park. We will host several public workshops throughout the state in November[…]

Sunday Bluegrass Jams are back!

Now in our fourth year of jamming to toe-tapping bluegrass standards, ballads, and gospel tunes, our Bluegrass Jam plays something for everyone. The group is dedicated to playing bluegrass and sharing it with others. And that means Sunday Bluegrass Jams on the Back Porch are back!  Sundays from 1 –[…]

The Forgotten Coast: Special Screening

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 3rd is National Trails Day!

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[…]

April 22 Earth Day Program: All Hands On Deck!

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,[…]

Monday April 10th is Florida’s Official Gopher Tortoise Day

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,[…]

Junior Naturalists Day (School is Closed) Monday, April 17th

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).

Preschool Class: Tue Mar 14

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[…]

Spring Break NatureLab! April 10 – 14 (day camps)

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.

Preschool Class: Tue Feb 14, 10 – 11 am

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).

Preschool Class: “Mammals” Tue Jan. 10th 10:00 – 11:00

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).

SWFAS Talk 1/5 7:30 pm: Big Cypress Dark Skies and Star Parties

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[…]

Calusa Winter Day Camp starts Dec 26th

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[…]