Join Us For Four Hours of Fun At the Biscayne Nature Center!
A naturalist guide will lead your group to explore the Seagrass flats in shallow water directly off the beach. Adults and children will carefully collect ocean animals such as: seahorses, pipefish, snapper, crabs, parrotfish, sea cucumbers and urchins. The naturalist will explain how these animals survive and how important they are to the ecology of South Florida. You will get an up close and personal look at these dynamic creatures before the animals are returned to their ocean home at the conclusion of the program.
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All equipment is provided.
The program lasts two hours and then the group returns to our shady picnic area to celebrate with the refreshments that you provide for your guests. An annual Seahorse membership will be given to the party host.
A donation of $350 to the Marjory Stoneman Douglas Biscayne Nature Center entitles you and 25 guests to an unforgettable day. There is a $10 donation for each additional guest. The event has a 4 hour maximum stay, with a $75 donation for each additional hour there-after. A $50 clean up fee will be charged if the area is not left clean by the host.
There must be one chaperone (over 18 years old) that will join us in the water for every 5 children.
WHAT TO BRING
Please wear closed toe shoes or watersocks (no sandals or crocs) that can get wet (required), comfortable clothes for waist deep wading, a towel, sun screen, hat and a change of clothes (optional). Bring your own refreshments for your party guests. Nets, lifejackets and buckets are provided.
BNC "LEAVE NO TRACE" POLICY
To protect our unique and delicate environment, we ask your cooperation in not bringing balloons and piñatas, as they can be harmful to sea life. Hanging objects on
trees and bringing glass containers is prohibited.
Our office is open 10 am - 4 pm
Monday through Friday
MAKE RESERVATIONS TO RESERVE A DATE & TIME:
Tel: (305) 361-6767 x 119
Fax: (305) 361-7061
DIRECTIONS TO THE NATURE CENTER
The Nature Center is located at the north end of Crandon Park on Key Biscayne. Enter Crandon
Park on the Oceanside using the “North Beach Entrance” which is across from the Golf Course.
The Nature Center entrance is at the north end of the parking lot.
To participate in any of our Programs, you will need to fill out an submit the following forms:
Chaperone Release Form - (Download PDF)
Kids Permission & Release Form - (Download PDF)