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Calusa Nature Center presents 'egg-cellent Eggstravaganza'

April 3, 2010
Lehigh Acres Citizen

Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium presents Family Fun Day: its 5th Annual

Egg-cellent Easter Eggstravaganza on April 3 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This year's Easter celebration is sure to exceed egg-spectations. Visitors are welcome to embark on scavenger hunts through the forest for a springtime favorite: prize-filled eggs. Egg hunts will occur every 30 minutes, beginning at 10 a.m., throughout the day. Children will have fun in our bounce house, will be encouraged to make crafts to take home, try out their hopping skills in a sack race, and meet local wildlife up-close.

Visitors can also play carnival-style games to win more candy and prizes. The Easter bunny will be available all day for photos, which cost $3 for members, $5 for non-members. Admission to the event is $9 for adults, $6 for children ages 3-12, and free for children under 3. Nature Center members are free. Call 275-3435 for more information.

The Calusa Nature Center and Planetarium is a private, not-for-profit environmental education center which offers fun for people of all ages. The Museum, Aviaries and Trails are open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Join Volunteer Docent Norm DeWolfe every Tuesday and Friday at 9:30 a.m. for a guided walk of the Cypress Swamp Boardwalk. He has been leading the walk for years and is one of the best interpreters of the swamp.

The Center consists of the Living Natural History Museum with live native animals including a fox, bobcat, raccoons, Butterfly Aviary and Native Plant Nursery, an Audubon Aviary which houses permanently injured birds of prey (hawks, a vulture, two bald eagles, owls and more!), nature trails, a picnic area, and a gift shop.

The Center is located at 3450 Ortiz Avenue at the intersection of Colonial Blvd. and Six Mile Cypress in Fort Myers, one minute from I-75 at Exit 136. Additional information is available at or by calling 275-3435.



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