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Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
Type: Family Friendly, Museums, Planetarium / Observatory, Science Museums, Sightseeing
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers make learning fun. Spanning over 100 acres with elevated boardwalks and a museum, this interactive education center allows families to get up... Read More
The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers make learning fun. Spanning over 100 acres with elevated boardwalks and a museum, this interactive education center allows families to get up close and personal with some of Florida's native creatures, including snakes and alligators. There's also a stunning butterfly aviary and the Audubon Aviary, which houses permanently injured birds of prey like hawks, bald eagles and owls. The planetarium offers an exciting celestial experience for all ages. There are stargazing programs and nighttime laser light shows, the show featuring the music of Pink Floyd being among the most popular. If you happen to be in town for Halloween, the Haunted Walk through the dark swampy trails is sure to get your adrenaline up.
- Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm
- Sun: 11am-4pm
- Adult $10; Child (3-12) $5
- Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: A great place to get in touch with Florida's nature during the day, while enjoying laser light and planetary shows at night.
- Best for Things to Do in Fall Because: See the change of seasons along the elevated boardwalks; they make a perfect setting for spooky, Haunted Walks at Halloween.
- Best for Museums Because: This museum is focused on Southwest Florida's natural history, from alligators and birds to the importance of water. Be sure to check out the boardwalks.