Without nature, humans would be forced to cultivate AstroTurf gardens and spend nights dreaming of electric sheep. Appreciate the natural world with today’s Groupon to the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium. Choose between the following options:
- For $9, you get two adult admissions (an $18 value).
- For $15, you get to adopt a constellation (a $30 value). The adoption includes:
- Two free passes to the Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium
- Your name on a certificate displayed in the planetarium
- One-year subscription to the monthly Abrams Sky Calendar
The 105-acre Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium entertains and educates visitors on a 105-acre plot peppered with native wildlife, an educational museum, and three trails snaking through natural habitats. Museum guests learn about the natural world as they commune with captive animals and plants, including native butterflies and a variety of tree frogs. An Audubon aviary houses injured hawks, vultures, and owls, as well as bald eagles preening for guests during breaks from modeling gigs for the quarter and $1 bill. Outside, guests can stroll along nature trails on the center’s grounds to spot all kinds of native plants and wildlife, and the Big Cypress Swamp Boardwalk allows explorers with wheelchairs or strollers to glide along stable paths. Sit back and stare up at the Media Globe dome theater's screen and learn the universe’s best-kept secrets under a breathtaking view of the stars.
With the adopt-a-constellation program, guests can stake their claim on prime cosmic real estate, such as Orion, the Hunter, and his eternal prey, Ursa Major, while supporting the nonprofit center. Universal adoption agents honor new celestial parents with a certificate displayed in the planetarium and two free passes to the center so that guests can check in on their hydrogen-fueled ward. Additionally, adopters can chart the universe with the monthly Abrams Sky Calendar, which helps amateur Galileos track the movements of moons, planets, and Death Stars.