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Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Inc

Rating: 5 stars   1 review 409


3450 Ortiz Avenue Fort Myers FL 33905 USA


To connect people with nature: located on a 105 acre wooded and cypress dome and wetland site in the city of ft. Myers with miles of trails and boardwalks, a large natural history museum and education classrooms, planetarium (42ft. Dome & modern projection system) and multimedia theater, space & astronomy facility programs (the only one between bradenton and miami), and historic iona house. The only raptor aviary in sw florida, a butterfly conservancy and large collection of native wildlife, rescue animals from fwc (fox, bobcat, skunks, opossum, raccoons, and many native reptiles and amphibians and local exotics i. E. Pythons. All of these facilities and resources provide a venue for daily programs, classes, field trips and events designed to teach (using research based methodologies) and connecting people of all ages from pre-school to senior citizens, residents and tourists, school students and scores of community groups and tourists to the power of nature on personal health, ecologic


Natural history programs - includes maintenance & interpretation of museum, aviary, animal exhibits and trail system, along with education programs for both children & adults.

earth & space science programs - includes maintenance & interpretation of exhibits and presentations in the planetarium, along with education for both children and adults through laser and planetarium presentations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium is a wonderful community center! The activities are all family based, and geared for everyone to have fun and learn about the environment, the flora and fauna, and astronomy.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the animals are awesome!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

we have more grants, more volunteers, more supplies, more of everything!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with and educating the public about Florida wildlife.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, gregarious, and fun.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really blossom in the community, make a large impact.

Ways to make it better...

more exhibits, more animals, enlarge the facility, hire more employees.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

economic ones.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I love being there, I love doing the work, and talking to the public, and the other volunteers!

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