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Little ones can learn and also have fun at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers. Spanning over 100 acres with elevated board walks and a museum, this interactive education center... Read More
Little ones can learn and also have fun at the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium in Fort Myers. Spanning over 100 acres with elevated board walks and a museum, this interactive education center lets families get up close to 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 star gazing programs and nighttime laser light shows, the show featuring 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 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.