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Celebrate Calusa Heritage Day at the Florida Museum of Natural History Randell Research Center in Pineland with activities, presentations, tours, exhibitions and more! Enjoy flint knapping and basket making as well as native plant tours, including the first public tour of the Smith and Low Mounds Trail. There will also be children’s activities along with food and merchandise vendors featuring Calusa-inspired crafts.

Guided tours on the Calusa Heritage Trail will take place every half-hour from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Guided native plant tours will take place 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Speakers include Torben Rick, North American archaeology curator at the National Museum of Natural History, William Marquardt, Florida Museum Southwest Florida archaeology curator, Merald Clark, scientific illustrator and Rachael Kangas, public archaeology coordinator for the southwest region of the Florida Public Archaeology Network.

Talks will be presented at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.

This event takes place outdoors. Hats, sunscreen and walking shoes are recommended. Bring a refillable water bottle as free water will be available throughout the grounds.


  • $5 adults
  • FREE for children (to 11 years old)
  • FREE for Randell Research Center members


Randell Research Center

13810 Waterfront Drive
Pineland, FL 33922

Phone: 239-283-2062

Website: View Venue Website

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