• 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.

Indoor Activities

Interior view of Dante Fascell Visitor Center museum.

Exhibits in the Dante Fascell Visitor Center.

NPS/Kodak Photo by Neal Montanus

The Dante Fascell Visitor Center offers a number of indoor options. A museum highlights the park's four ecosystems with exhibits, sound and video. The Gallery highlights the works of contemporary local artists inspired by the park's resources. Several films highlight various aspects of the park, and Biscayne National Park: A Spectrum of Life is an excellent introduction. Kids and adults will find plenty to discover in the Touch Table, and kids can get started on earning a Junior Ranger badge. Ask about additional indoor educational opportunities at the information desk.

Did You Know?

The Sweeting Family

For 50 years, four generations of the Sweeting family thrived on Biscayne National Park's Elliott Key. Here they raised pineapples, salvaged wrecked ships, went to school, worshipped and played at the northern end of Florida's Keys.