• Purple, yellow, gold and orange sponges and soft corals wave against a turquioise sea.

    Biscayne

    National Park Florida

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  • Boat Tours, Paddle-craft Rentals and Select Conveniences Temporarily Unavailable

    Glass-bottom, snorkel, diving and island boat tours, and rentals for canoes and other paddle-craft, are temporarily unavailable. The park is working to resolve the issue as soon as possible and regrets the inconvenience. Limited snack items are available.

Family Fun Fest

Montage of photos of Family Fun Fest Activities.
Family Fun Fest offers fun and educational activities for all ages.
Photos by Thomas Strom and Christopher Boykin
 

Family Fun Fest is a free public program held on the second Sunday of every month from December through April. Each month, a different aspect of the park's diverse resources is highlighted at five hands-on activity stations located around the Dante Fascell Visitor Center. Participants receive a "passport" that they get punched as they complete each station. Those who get all five punches earn a specially-designed button to remember their day. Special activities for toddlers at Family Fun Fest Junior help make sure that the entire family gets to learn and have fun.

 
Family Fun Fest is made possible through funding provided by Park Visitor Donations and the Bobby Duryea Memorial Fund at the South Florida National Parks Trust, with additional support from the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, local businesses and organizations, and a host of dedicated volunteers.
 

Family Fun Fest 2014-2015

The 15th season of Biscayne National Park's award-winning Family Fun Fest starts December 14, 2014. It will be chock-full of brand new activities, as well as the return of some all-time classics. The event's signature zany themes, creative activities and colorful buttons will all be back - and its all FREE! If you don't want to drive out to the park, just hop abaoard the free Homestead National Parks Trolley in downtown Homestead at Losner Park!

You can subscribe to our Family Friendly e-mail list by sending a message here with the words "Family Friendly List" in the subject line.

Themes will be announced this Fall, but for now, be sure to mark the following dates on your calendar so you don't miss a single event!

December 14, 2014 – 1 - 4 p.m.
January 11, 2015 – 1 - 4 p.m.
February 8, 2015 – 1 - 4 p.m.
March 8, 2015 – 1 - 4 p.m.
April 12, 2015 – 1 - 4 p.m.

Did You Know?

The Jones family on the porch of their Porgy Key home.

Israel Lafayette Jones purchased land on Porgy Key, at the southern end of Biscayne National Park, in 1898. He, his wife Mozelle and their sons Arthur and Lancelot carved out a life for themselves by farming pineapples and key limes, eventually owning most of the land surrounding Jones Lagoon. More...