Special Events

Special Events

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!

Expedition Calusa New Video from CLHS Media Students!

Check out the new Expedition Calusa video from the talented Media students and their director/teacher Gordon Gair at Cypress Lake High School! This video debuted at the VIP Evening and Concert/Dance Recital to start off the Expedition Calusa membership campaign, the evening of Earth Day, April 22, 2017. Our deep[…]

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,[…]

Shhh… Something’s Coming… Something BIG…

Earth Day, April 22, 2017.  After the festivities of the day, there will be another adventure… EXPEDITION CALUSA! Revisit this page and details will emerge over the coming days…  

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).