The Miami Seaquarium
4400 Rickenbacker Causeway
Key Biscane, Florida
Mission: By displaying animal's natural ability and beauty, they are dedicated to the entertainment of their visitors, which leads to the appreciation and desire to conserve the ocean environment. The education department strives to educate the community and visiting guests about marine life through a variety of interactive programs, both on and off the park grounds.
Open to Public: Yes
Admission: Parking - $6.00, General Admission - $25.95, Children (3 to 9) - $20.95. There are also annual passes: General Admission - $32.90, Children (3 to 9) - $27.90
Exhibits: Tropical Fish Aquariums: there are 26 Jewel Aquariums that explore tropical marine life, Tropical Wings: gives visitors an up close and personal look at exotic animals that are from the rainforests of the world, and Discovery Bay: an endangered mangrove habitat where guests can get a unique look at native wildlife and hand feed fish, birds and sea turtles.
Events and Activities: Birthday parties and weddings are often held at the Seaquarium. There are many shows and presentations shown throughout the day and guests are also offered the chance to swim with dolphins. There are also day, winter, spring, and summer camps available.
Additional Resources: There is a kids club that has different activities throughout the day as well as camps. There are overnight programs, scout programs, and a teacher's workshop. You can sponsor a manatee and adopt sea turtle nests.
Behind the Scenes: The Miami Seaquarium offers articles for purchase where proceeds go to the Manatee Rehabilitation Partnership. You are also able to sponsor manatees and adopt sea turtle nests.
Volunteer Opportunities: There is not a volunteer program within the park that works with the animals. High schoolers are able to volunteer during the summer to help at the summer camp.
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