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


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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.

For Kids

A girl explores the red mangroves in Biscayne National Park.

Kids will enjoy snorkeling in the bay or on the coral reef, poking along the rocky shoreline at Convoy Point, and canoeing along the park's mangrove coast. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center has great exhibits to help kids learn about Biscayne's watery world, and our touch table provides lots of opportunities for one-on-one learning with a park ranger.

Kids can become a Junior Ranger on any visit to the park. All the details are on our Junior Ranger page.

For organized groups, the Park offers a variety of education programs both on and off site, including a three-day/two-night residential environmental education camping program on Elliott Key for fifth and sixth grade classes. Visit the For Teachers section to learn more.

Special events throughout the year offer families a great opportunity to learn about the park together. On the second Sunday of each month from December through April, the park hosts Family Fun Fest, three full hours of hands on activities for kids and kids-at-heart. Come celebrate the National Park Service's birthday on the last Sunday in August. Cleanups are a great way to spend a day in the park and help benefit it at the same time. Check the Park Fun and Schedule of Events pages to see what's happening.

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...