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
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” 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[…]
Dr. Jack E. Davis: “Florida and the Gulf of Mexico: History, Wisdom, and Hope” Th Jan 25. Reception 5:30, Talk 6 pm. In the Planetarium.
Drawing from his forthcoming book, Gulf: The Making of an American Sea, Dr. Jack E. Davis will talk about the role the Gulf of Mexico has played in the course of U.S. history. He is interested in the way people, from pre-Spanish natives to current shoreside residents, have organized their[…]
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[…]
To Register for the Dr. Martin Luther King Day Kids’ Camp, please click here.
The Science of Music with “Mad Scientist of Music” Frank Ferrante: This Friday 3 pm in the Planetarium!
Frank Ferrante makes music using the electrical signals from fruit, muscle contractions, even his own brain! But there is a lot more to the science behind music… join us in the planetarium for a wacky and enlightening series of demonstrations of the science of music! Dec 22, 2017 @ 3[…]
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[…]
The quarterly Laser Light Shows at Calusa Nature Center Planetarium are back: get your Laser on! Schedule: http://calusanature.org/laser-shows/
Tickets are available here: http://calusanature.org/concerts/
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[…]
Saturday Oct 28th 10 am – 4 pm – Trick or Treat Day for Under-12s at Calusa! TRICK OR TREAT DAY AT CNCP IS FOR CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD AND WILL BE ON SAT., OCT. 28 ALL DAY LONG. INCLUDED WITH REGULAR ADMISSION YOU ARE INVITED TO WEAR YOUR[…]
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[…]
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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[…]
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!