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.
It's SUN-day! Family Fun Fest
Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144, x007
HOMESTEAD, FLORIDA - Starpower! has been the theme for the thirteenth season of Biscayne National Park's Family Fun Fest, and that season concludes on April 14, 2013 with a look at Earth's nearest star, the Sun. It's SUN-day! takes place from 1-4 p.m. at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, located at 9700 SW 328 Street, 9 miles east of Homestead.
It's Sunday! will feature five hands-on and engaging activity stations located around the visitor center. Stations include:
Participants receive a passport to get stamped at each activity station, and those who complete all five activities will earn a specially-designed button to remember the day. Those who have earned all five buttons this season, and can prove it by presenting buttons from all 4 previous events PLUS this one, will be given the Family Fun Fest Fanatic award!
Family Fun Fest's Season 13: Starpower! is made possible through generous donations from park visitors and the Bobby Duryea Fund at the South Florida National Parks Trust, with additional support from the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, the University of California's Center for Science Education/Space Sciences Laboratory, and a host of dedicated volunteers.
The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, nine miles east of Homestead, Florida. Call 305-230-7275, extension 0 for more information. For regular updates from the park, "like" us on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/BiscayneNPS and "follow" us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/BiscayneNPS.
Did You Know?
In 2001, scientists taking a plant inventory in Biscayne National Park discovered a population of semaphore pricklypear cactus, one of the world's rarest plants. Previously known as only 9 plants in the lower Florida Keys, the new population numbered 570 plants...over 60 times the previous count.