Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone: 239.275.3435

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Calusa Nature Center-Planetarium

Location: In Fort Myers, see map below.

In Fort Myers, just north of Colonial Boulevard west of I-75

Profile: Art or Museum Attraction

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The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is located on a 105-acre site in Fort Myers, just north of Colonial Boulevard west of I-75. It features nature trails, a museum, a planetarium, a 1,000 square foot butterfly aviary, picnic areas and a gift shop. Spend some time at this nature center and learn about southwest Florida’s natural history and wildlife. There are scheduled programs throughout the day, such as guided walks, live animal feedings and presentations, and a planetarium show. The center also sponsors a gift shop with a wide variety of natural history merchandise.

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Area Information

Fort Myers
Fort Myers, also known as the City of Palms, is the historical heart of Southwest Florida. Visitors to the Fort Myers area will enjoy family attractions, golf, boating, shopping and dining. Fort Myers is the home of the Thomas Edison and Henry Ford Winter Estates , built in the late 1800's and early 1900's; tours of these estates and gardens are a top attraction in Fort Myers. During March, visitors come to see the Boston Red Sox and the Minnesota Twins spring training. For more information, please see our Fort Myers Travel Guide.

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