Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium

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The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium aims to promote a better understanding of the natural history below us as well as the cosmological one above. The 105-acre site contains a museum, an aviary, winding nature trails, and a gift shop alongside meeting and picnic areas. The museum has information on the Calusa Indians, a tribe also known as the Shell Indians because of their subsistence on the gulf shores and estuaries. In addition to a glimpse back in time, the museum provides interactive animal exhibits like snake feedings and aviary tours.

Location:  3450 Ortiz Avenue

Business hours:  Mo-Sa 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., Su 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.