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Address: 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239-275-3435
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Center promotes education and awareness of the natural systems of...
Center promotes education and awareness of the natural systems of Southwest Florida, and to foster a deeper understanding of earth and space sciences.
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We visited on a hot April day. For being so close to major roads, it was remarkably quiet on the trails. The trails are easy to follow and navigate. It was interesting to see the... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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Honesdale, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

There were several shows in the planetarium all included in the admission. There was also a reptile show while we were there.

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Muskoka Lakes, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited on a hot April day. For being so close to major roads, it was remarkably quiet on the trails. The trails are easy to follow and navigate. It was interesting to see the birds of prey, especially knowing they had been rescued, although the alligator attraction was kind of the same old Florida thing you can see any... More 

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Naples, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I wanted something to do on our day off together that was close to home. So we decided to visit the nature center and planetarium. After reading some of the other reviews, I can see what they mean, however we had a day very well spent. We truly enjoyed the nature trails. It was interesting learning about... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

It's not every day that you encounter a nature centre and wooded trails alongside a planetarium. On a very hot day in Florida, it's a very nice way to enjoy some great sights and take in some of nature's air conditioning courtesy of the shade from the lush cypress & pine woods. The centre is volunteer run, a non- profit... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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76 reviews 76 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This place needs allot of TLC. Drab and dinghy.Boardwalk is old and falling apart . Planetarium door locked tight until the "show" which we missed as there was not enough to hold our interest until that time. I appreciate they take care of animals that have been injured etc. ,but its like being put in a bad nursing home.....smelly and... More 

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New Hope, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

of all the nature attractions in SW Florida that we visited, this was the only poor one. can a boardwalk be confusing? the first one i took landed me in a parking lot. the second went through pretty uninteresting territory and then just stopped in the middle of nowhere. the ground trail seemed poorly marked and maintained. it was all... More 

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Tiffin, Ohio
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The planetarium program was interesting and informative. The woman narrating was very knowledgeable. However, we were disappointed in the nature center. For the $10 entry fee, I was disappointed in the number of animals on display. There were maybe 10 birds (including two bald eagles, which was cool), something fuzzy in a corner, a raccoon and two alligators. A few... More 

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San Antonio, Texas, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Truly enjoyed that this location has all rescued animals. Made me feel good about spending the money, but not really much to see. More classic walking trails if that's what you want. The people are all volunteers which again is awesome, and the money you pay helps keep it open and running for those who want to come. If not... More 

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Fort Myers, Florida
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106 reviews 106 reviews
18 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We took our granddaughters but we enjoyed this as much as they did. The staff was super informative and we thoroughly enjoyed learning all the little tidbits of nature info we never knew. What an enjoyable and educational visit.

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Fernandina Beach, FL
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43 reviews 43 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I just got home from my mini vacation down in SWFL and couldn't wait to leave a great review! When I read what the other folks were saying I was truly appalled! OBVIOUSLY, these other folks haven't visited other nature centers run by volunteers! I have been to dozens and this was a clean facility full of knowledgable volunteers with... More 

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Additional Information about Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

Address: Address: 3450 Ortiz Avenue, Fort Myers, FL 33905
Phone Number: 239-275-3435
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Fort Myers
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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