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Calusa Nature Center & Planetarium Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Natural History & Natural Science Museums

Mission: 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

Programs: 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

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.