Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

Fort Myers, FL

Where are we going?

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
3450 Ortiz Avenue
Fort Myers

239 275 3435

What is there to do?

It's not just a nature-filled family day out at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium, but it's also out of this world too!

This popular Florida nature center covers over 100 acres and features a fascinating museum, as well as nature trails and yes, there is a planetarium too! 

The museum welcomes families and is themed around Southwest Florida's natural history and includes interpretive panels on local environmental issues. It's a great learning experience for kids where they can gain a greater understanding of the natural world surrounding them!

Once you have explored the museum's exhibits, why not take to the not one, but THREE outdoor nature trails where they can see for themselves the beauty of Florida's natural landscapes and wildlife. Take your camera, there are some great views!

Also at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium are beautiful butterfly and bird aviaries, giving you an impressive close up look at these beautifully colorful creatures.

And yes, of course you have the Planetarium too explore the wonders of the universe!  Kids can enjoy great starscape experiences with a varying schedule of displays.

With live talks and presentations about the wildlife, including alligators (you are in Florida, after all), as well a nature walks, kids can really get the most out of this Fort Myers experience.

C'mon kids, nature is calling!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $10

Children: $5 (ages 3 to 12)

Free Under: 2 years.


Need a little extra help?

The Museum, Planetarium and large portions of the nature trails are accessible to people with movement challenges


When can we go?

10am - 4pm Monday to Saturday, then 11am - 4pm Sundays


Any top tips?

Check out the times for the talks and shows on the morning you arrive so you can plan your day around them! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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