• 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.

An Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Electronic Fieldtrip

Join Ranger Maria on an Underwater Ecosystem Adventure! Tour the mangrove shoreline, the shallow bay and the northern portion of the third largest coral reef tract in the world. This program focuses on Biscayne National Park's four ecosystems and how they are integral to each other and to people.

This Electronic Field Trip is geared for 7th and 8th grades but can be enjoyed by all. To begin your journey, click the link at the bottom of the screen below. Words highlighted in yellow are included in the glossary — just put your mouse pointer on the word to see its definition!

Teachers: click on Underwater Ecosystem Adventure Curriculum Materials to see the lesson plan and student review for this electronic field trip.

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Did You Know?

Dante Fascell Visitor Center

Biscayne National Park's Dante Fascell Visitor Center's architecture is based on the old "House of Refuge" on Miami Beach, a place for shipwreck survivors to take shelter.