[vc_column_text]The Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is a private, not for profit, environmental education organization located in Fort Myers, Florida. Our 105 acre site has a museum, three nature trails, a Planetarium, butterfly and bird aviaries, a gift shop and meeting and picnic areas.
Strolling through our Museum, visitors can learn about Southwest Florida’s natural history. Daily educational programs allow visitors an up close and personal view of some of our resident creatures, including a skunk, a raccoon, Butterfly Aviary, and an Audubon Aviary which houses permanently injured birds of prey (hawks,
vultures, bald eagles, owls and more!).
One of the last true nature centers in sw Florida....In a world filling fast with strip malls and rental apartments we need places like this to remind us of these poor creatures who's habits we are destroying.
We are so lucky to have a sanctuary like this that brings us in touch with nature. I walk around this Calusa, forget my problems, and feel better (physically and mentally)...what more could you ask for
I love coming here to blow off steam from nursing school. It is proven that even 20 minutes in a green space can lower your blood pressure significantly. I enjoy seeing Erica the bald eagle and adventuring out to the wild lands trail where I have been able to spot hawks, animal tracks and even a wild bobcat!