Monthly Schedule

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April Events Calendar at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

Daily Events
  • 12:00 pm Planetarium show #1- “The Sun, Our Living Star”
  • 1:15 pm Live Animal Demonstration in the main Museum building
  • 2:00 pm Planetarium Show #2: “Dark”
  • 3:00 pm Planetarium Show #3: “Wildest Weather” Plus Spring Stargazing

*For detailed information about the planetarium shows and the ‘3 o’clock Potluck’ policy, please see our listing on the Planetarium page

Weekly Events

Monday 11 am – Butterfly Talk
Join us in the Butterfly Garden at Calusa Nature Center for a fun, informative talk about butterflies! You will learn all about the butterfly life cycle, which species are native to Florida, and how we all can protect butterflies and their habitat. This talk is free with your paid admission.

Tuesday & Thursday 9 am – Tai Chi at CNCP
Join Keith and Lisa Banks to discover the four benefits of a tai chi practice: breathing, alignment of the body, strength training and increased flexibility. $8 for members, $10 for non-members

Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, 11 am & Monday, 2:45 pm – Alligator Talk
We love our alligators! Come visit with them up close and personal. (Okay, behind the gate!) Our animal care expert will share all about alligators: their habit, diet, why they are important to the ecosystem, and how to protect them. Admission to this talk is free with your entrance fee. Great experience for the whole family.

Wednesday, Friday & Sunday 2:45 pm – Eagle Talk
Come meet “Erica” Calusa Nature Center’s very own eagle! Our animal expert will share with you all sorts of interesting facts about eagles, like their habitat, dietary needs, and why they are a keystone species and important for the environment. Gaze into an eagle’s eye and connect with this amazing part of nature! This talk is free with your admission.

Every Friday, 11am – Solar Observing using the Coronado Solar Telescope Are there sunspots today? Prominences? A flare? Planetarium volunteers and/or staff will show you the Sun “live” as few people get to see it. Catch our narrow-band filter’s detailed view of the Sun live on the platform in front of the planetarium at 11 am on Fridays, weather permitting.

Saturdays & Sundays in April, 11:15 am – Kid’s Planetarium Show
We’ve added another planetarium show for April weekends! Saturdays and Sundays at 11:15 am, enjoy a selected full dome planetarium show suitable for children!


Special Events in April

 April Laser Madness: April 5,6,7

Our quarterly laser shows are back for Spring with a few new shows in the lineup as well as beloved shows like The Beatles and Pink Floyd’s The Wall or Dark Side of the Moon… Hypnotica… Electrolaze. Entrance yourself and your friends with music and laser lights under the planetarium dome (Pro hint: Bring a small pillow). Four different shows per night. Some repeats in case you have to miss the opening night for your favorite! Check our laser show page for the schedule and advance online ticketing by March 15th.

Creepy Crawly Day: April 6, 10 am- 3 pm

A day for everything that creeps, slithers and crawls. Snakes, spiders, and reptiles galore! Crafts and games all pertaining to critters that creep and crawlSpecial creepy crawly animal shows. Plus treats and refreshments!
$10 adults/ $5 children 3-12. Free for Members!

April Showers School’s Out Camp: April 19 & 22,

Enjoy your days off outdoors, learn how the upcoming wet season is going to affect our SWFL ecosystem! $45 per day Non-members, $35 per day members. 9am-4pm Early drop off & late pick up available. Register online or call 239.275.3435 for any questions email

Earth Day Birthday Bash: April 27, 10 am – 6 pm

Not your average Earth Day celebration!Live music by Trina and Ian and James Prather. Food trucks- Buddha Blends, Dave’s Cosmic Subs and Coasting Donuts. Craft Beer on tap from Millennial Brewing Company, Fort Myers Brewing Company, Point Ybel, and Eight Foot Brewing. Educational Presentations by Shy Wolf Sanctuary, Garrett Stuart, and more. Guided Walks throughout the day. General admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children, food and drink tickets purchased separately.