Special Events

Special Events

Creepy Crawlie Day!

Our Annual Creepy Crawlie Day and National Honor K9 Veterans Day: honor the dogs and their hard-working officers who help to keep our community safe every day! Click flyer image for larger view

Valentine’s Day For Nature Lovers

Join us for a special celebration of Love! $15/person includes all museum & planetarium features plus: Butterfly Talk : 11 am Valentine’s Snacks & Bubbly Animal “Dating” Rituals! 1:15 pm Make Your Own Bouquet 2:00 pm Guided Nature Walk 3:00 pm Raffle for a Gift Shop Treasure RSVP: 239-275-3435

In Irma’s Wake: Calusa’s experience

“In Irma’s Wake” is a WGCU original documentary about challenges and recovery from the damage caused to many nature-oriented interpretive centers by September’s Hurricane Irma strike on our area. WGCU is proud to be part of a wonderful partnership with the Conservancy of Southwest Florida, Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, Naples Botanical[…]

TESS: NASA’s Newest Planet-Finding Mission TH Jan 18th 7 pm

Dr. Derek Buzasi, NASA asteroseismologist and stellar science team member, will give a multimedia talk Thursday, Jan 18th at 7 pm in the planetarium: “TESS: NASA’s next Planet-Finding Mission.” This will cover the TESS orbital 4-telescope observatory that will be launched in March 2018. Dr. Buzasi’s TESS Asteroseismology science team[…]

Holiday Nights and Holiday Lasers

5:30 – 8:30 pm Fri, Sat, Sun December 8-10 and 15-17 Members are free, and if you are attending the Holiday Lights Event (special event wristband for each evening), you can get discounted admission to the Holiday Laser Show at 6 pm in the planetarium: $5/seat (regular price $10/seat). Full-length[…]

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[…]

Haunted Walk 33: Oct 19-31, 2017

There is a time for Fear… 7 pm – 10 pm nightly, later on weekends, “until the last scream!” ACTORS: Join us for training and Scare School next Fall to add “scary” to your resume! Fill out the Volunteer Application (opens in new tab) and email it to [email protected] with[…]

Solar Eclipse Activities Aug 21, 2017

Observing the eclipse in front of the planetarium with the CNCP Coronado Solar Telescope. Your hosts/guides are the Graesles, a pair of astronomers from SW FL Astronomical Society! A *LIMITED* number of Solar eclipse glasses available for when you are not looking through the telescope (sorry there are only a[…]

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 10th, 10 am – 4 pm – Get Outdoors Day Fun for the Family!

Join us for awesome summery fun including a Guided Nature Hike every 45 minutes, Water Wars, a masterful wood-carving display by the Caloosa Carvers Club and a Watermelon Eating and Seed Spitting contest, with fabulous prizes like laser show tickets or ice cream certificates!