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.
Elliott Key Harbor and Campground Closed Until Further Notice
Contractors began work to repair damaged boardwalks and marina at Elliott Key and the visitor center grounds. The marina and campground at Elliott Key are closed until the repairs are complete. University Dock on Elliott Key remains open for day use only. More »
Sea Star Wars Family Fun Fest
Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144, x007
The 13th season of Biscayne National Park's Family Fun Fest continues on January 13th with a tongue-in-cheek look at one of the most successful film franchises of all time. From 1-4 p.m. at the Dante Fascell Visitor Center, Sea Star Wars will turn its sights on animal defenses, alien species invasions, robotic exploration of the underwater world, and more. The event is free and open to the public, and visitors are encouraged to dress the part! The Visitor Center is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, 9 miles east of Homestead
Sea Star Wars 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. Earning all five buttons in a season earns a Family Fun Fest Fanatic award in April.
Future Family Fun Fests this season also fall under the "Starpower" theme. They are:
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 Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart, the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves 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 or visit the park's website at www.nps.gov/bisc 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?
Mangrove snapper (also known as gray snapper) must be at least 10 inches long to keep. Following fishing regulations will ensure healthy fisheries in and outside of Biscayne National Park for generations to come. More...