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Contact: Matt Johnson, 786-335-3679
HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- Centennial Nights LIVE! programs featuring free, family friendly events are taking place at Biscayne National Park in celebration of the centennial anniversary of the National Park Service. Each event begins at 6:00 p.m. and runs to 9:00 p.m., includes a small campfire and s'mores, and takes place on the grounds of the Dante Fascell Visitor Center.
- January 23, 2016 - Illuminate the night with the "Science in the Dark" program by the Frost Science Museum. Fun activities include camp fire readings about the night sky, telescope viewings, a rainbow fire demonstration and the opportunity to construct a comet.
- Februrary 27, 2016 - Join ranger Gary for "Songs and Stories From Our National Parks" as he reprises a very special program presented at the 75th anniversary of the National Park Service. This old-timey ranger program includes stories and songs from our national parks.
- March 26, 2016 – Join park rangers for a "Paddle After Dark" guided canoe trip to experience the park’s crepuscular twilight world. Reservations will be taken on-line beginning March 1 for the canoe trip. Two time slots are available. Children ages 14-18 may paddle with an adult and those ages 9-13 may sit on the floor of the canoe. This program is weather dependent. Personal canoes are not permitted.
- April 23, 2016 – “Sunset Cruise on the Bay” program features a free hour long ranger guided cruise on Biscayne Bay. Reservations will be taken on-line beginning April 1. Two time slots are available. This program is weather dependent.
- May 28, 2016 – “Beneath the Waves Film Festival” features locally produced or locally relevant films. Some film makers and scientists may be on site to discuss their films.
All events are free, family friendly and open to the public. The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, nine miles east of Homestead, Florida. The visitor center will be open after regular hours only for the May 28 event.
For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”
About the National Park Service. More than 20,000 National Park Service employees care for America's 409 national parks and work with communities across the nation to help preserve local history and create close-to-home recreational opportunities. Learn more at www.nps.gov.