Wild for Wildlife! Family Fun Fest Explores Animals Past and Present in Our National Parks

Wild for Wildlife! Family Fun Fest

On Sunday, March 13, 2016, from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest theme will be “Wild for Wildlife!” featuring activities from five different parks.

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News Release Date: March 3, 2016

Contact: Gary Bremen, 305-230-1144 x007

HOMESTEAD, Fla. --- When most people think of national parks, wildlife is among the first things that come to mind. On Sunday, March 13 from 1:00 – 4:00 PM, Biscayne National Park’s Family Fun Fest theme will be “Wild for Wildlife!” featuring activities from five different parks. The event offers educational opportunities for parents with toddlers at Family Fun Fest Junior. The free event takes place at the park’s Dante Fascell Visitor Center, 9 miles east of Homestead. Free trolley service to the park is provided by the City of Homestead from downtown’s Losner Park.

“Wild for Wildlife!” features five hands-on and engaging activity stations located around the visitor center. Stations include:


  • Katmai National Park – Sometimes you’re the salmon, sometimes you’re the bear!
  • Everglades National Park – Get up close and personal with a live bird!
  • Yellowstone National Park – Be part of the wolf pack and decide what’s for dinner!
  • Biscayne National Park – Play a game of Defense Twister to learn how animals protect themselves.
  • Dinosaur National Monument – How do you measure up to some life-sized dinos?
  • Family Fun Fest Junior – A special station for parents with toddlers!

Participants receive a passport to get stamped at each activity station, and those who complete all five activities (or two activities for Family Fun Fest Junior participants) 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.


Family Fun Fest’s 16th season wraps up on April 10 with Parks and Recreation. How many ways are there to have fun in a national park? How high can you count?


Family Fun Fest is made possible through the donations of generous visitors and the Bobby Duryea Fund at the South Florida National Parks Trust, with additional support from the Biscayne Bay Aquatic Preserves, The COAST Academy at Cutler Bay Senior High School, Wildlife Rescue of Dade County, Pelican Harbor Seabird Station, JellyfishArt.com, Dinosaur National Monument, and a host of dedicated volunteers.


The Dante Fascell Visitor Center is located at 9700 SW 328 Street, nine miles east of Homestead, Florida. For more information about Biscayne National Park visit nps.gov/bisc or follow the park on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram at “biscaynenps.”




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Last updated: March 3, 2016

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