Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers

Admission for Two Children or One, Two, or Four Adults at Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium (Up to 42% Off)

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A 105-acre facility hosts injured wildlife native and invasive to Florida; planetarium offers two shows per day and two animal shows

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18 ratings10 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
4 days ago
The big trail isn't stroller friendly. So we didn't go. The small trail after the birds no animals just a trail.
25 ratings16 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
5 days ago
Planetarium was an excellent presentation. The rest of the place is in a revamp mode and is making huge improvements since my last visit.
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
6 days ago
The Planetarium narrator is top notch. Saw the new show, Planet Nine. The animal show was great for my 6 year old niece who touched the turtle and the snake. There are some nice nature trails as well. I definitely recommend the Nature Center for families or field trips. The place could use a major grant or benefactor to spruce up a little bit, but thank you for looking after all of the injured and unwanted animals, birds, reptiles, etc. I will go back.
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
August 1, 2022
Excellent staff and planetarium- as others have stated the museum is outdated, but good for kids. Heather at the planetarium was awesome!
2 ratings2 reviews
Rating of 2 out of 5 stars
July 31, 2022
Planetarium show was good, and the volunteers are wonderful. I hope the nature center gets some generous funding as everything is in serious need of update or replacement. So sad...
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About This Deal

  • General admission
  • Adult tickets valid for customers ages 13+; child tickets valid for customers ages 3–12
  • Free admission for children under 2

11:15 Butterfly Talk (Daily)

12:15 Planetarium Show (Daily)

1:15 Animal Talk (Daily)

2:15 Planetarium Show (Daily)

3:30 Planetarium Show (Sunday's Only)

CNCP reserves the right to cancel or daily programming without notice.

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Promotional value expires 90 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid during special events to include but not limited to Creepy Crawly Day, Friendly Forest Fall Festival, Haunted Walk, Holiday Nights, Birthday/Private Parties. Not valid with other offers or promotions. May be repurchased every 365 days. Limit 6 per person. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services. Learn about Strike-Through Pricing and Savings

About Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium, an environmental education non-profit that began as a project by Lee County's Junior Welfare League in the 1960s, is a 105-acre facility that hosts injured wildlife native to the Fort Myers area in addition to surrendering. These animals—plus the birds of prey from their rehabilitation aviary, the newest addition to the property—are the stars of daily animal demos and special talks by volunteers and specialists.

After a stroll through the butterfly house or down one of three walking trails, which meander through the cypress dome swamp and neighboring pine flatlands, guests take a load off at the onsite planetarium: the 44-foot dome can host up to 90 people for their astronomy and laser shows. Camps, field trips, and nature clubs take advantage of the meeting pavilions and picnics areas around the nature center.