Special Events

Special Events

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).

Sat. April 15th is Bunny Day! Photo Op, Duckie Search, Pet a Real Bunny!

We’re going funny for bunnies on Saturday, April 15th… instead of hunting for eggs, try hunting for rubber duckies for prizes! Pet a real bunny, buy a spring flowering plant to make your garden more beautiful, take a cute picture with the Easter Bunny, do bunny crafts, and basically have[…]

Lasers Are Back! Eight Days ONLY, March Laser Madness

Back by popular demand, this is a March Madness laser extravaganza… Shows at 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm on each of the evenings listed below. Tickets at the door: $10/adult/show.  Matinee kid-laser shows are M 3/20 – F 3/24 at 4 pm (see below). For full show descriptions, see[…]

Preschool Class: “Our Five Senses” in Nature! Tue Dec 13th, 10 am

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).

Family Fun Day! Sat Nov 26th 11 am – 7:30 pm

Learn the ways of the wild — all day and into the twilight — with Dr. Bill Hammond and our volunteer interpreters. Activities, crafts, games, nature walks, storytelling and even nature-themed planetarium shows today!  Saturday, Nov 26th, 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. — the twilight nature hike ends with storytelling[…]

Sketch the Moon with Astronomical League President John J Goss!

SW Florida Astronomical Society pleased to announce that John Jardine Goss, Astronomical League President will be speaking at our Thursday November 3rd meeting at the Calusa Nature Center Planetarium in Fort Myers at 7:30pm.  The meeting is free and open to anyone interested in astronomy. Join us as John presents[…]