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 Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (CNCP) is about to be one of only four places in the USA where visitors can experience direct Mars contact! CNCP is one of only four host-facilities in the USA that will offer the extremely rare opportunity to not only see a piece of[…]
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[…]
Planetarium: July 22 Premiere Screening of “The Farthest” Commemorates Voyager Mission’s 40th Anniversary
The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium will host a pre-TV-release screening of the PBS documentary, “The Farthest,” on July 22, 2017 at 2 pm and 6 pm. The daytime show is open (with a suggested donation) to any museum visitor with regular admission to Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium. The[…]
The quarterly Laser Light Shows at Calusa Nature Center Planetarium are back: get your Laser on! Schedule: http://calusanature.org/laser-shows/
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[…]
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!
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[…]
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)!
20 years ago, the (unmanned!) Cassini probe was launched on a mission to Saturn. It encountered the amazing ringed giant and orbited outside the rings for 13 years, but now Cassini has begun the final portion of its mission: a series of daring dives in between the rings and the[…]
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,[…]
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…
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).
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[…]
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[…]
Join us to learn about all the creepy crawlies in our environment! Bug and other creepy-crawly presentations, videos, buggy snacks and crafts and bug games will make a fun day of learning and play!
NOTE: Sun Mar. 12th 10 – 1pm: There will be live music and special earlier Sunday opening hours for this event! BYO lawn chairs, please.
Enjoy a Night Walk on a Decorated Trail! * Holiday Music * Family Fun * only $5/pp
Take pictures with Santa! Visit with some of our animals, walk along the holiday lights trail, do holiday crafts, enjoy refreshments, a bonfire and a special seasonally-themed planetarium show!