your are visiting Miami, we have a wonderful city with
a wide array of affordable entertainment and educational
attractions that don't abuse and exploit wildlife.
your senses to the most powerful and involving movie
experience yet created. Our academy award winning
IMAX technology brings images to life like no other.
Experience an arm chair adventure that will take your
breath away...literally! The IMAX Theater at Sunset
Place provides you with a larger-than-life escape
putting you in the heart of the action! (Apollo 13,
T-Rex, The Human Body, Mysteries of Egypt, Space Station
3d, SOS Planet 3d)
Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center of the Miami
Museum of Science is a facility dedicated to the
ecological research, rehabilitation, and release
of injured birds of prey. For further information,
please contact the Center at (305) 646-4244
Voyager Odyssey, The Stars and Planets of the Season,
The New Cosmos, Child of the Universe.
Laser Shows- Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Led Zeppelin, Laser Metallica, Dark Side of the
of Science and Discovery
through our new 11,000 square foot nature trail and
explore Florida's amazing Everglades.
Discover our place in aerospace at Runways to Rockets,
our new space exhibit. Take a simulated trip to the
Moon or Mars. Test your senses with 30 hands-on exhibits
from San Francisco's world-renowned Exploratorium
in PlayZone for the Mind.
Pulse, Coral Reef Adventure, Cirque Du Soleil -
Journey of Man
River State Park offers kayaking,mountain biking,camping
in an air conditioned cabin, swimming, and picnicking.
This is all available along the scenic Biscayne Bay.
Some of the best and most technical mountain bike
trails Florida has to offer.
to busy Port Everglades is a beachfront park that
preserves some of south Florida's vanishing natural
resources. Beyond preserving them, the Florida Park
Service is actively restoring natural areas that were
damaged by earlier users. John U. Lloyd Beach is 251
acres of barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean
and the Intracoastal Waterway, from Port Everglades
on the north to Dania on the south. Its natural setting
contrasts sharply with the urban development of Ft.
Calm winds and smooth summer seas make the spring
season an ideal time to dive at the San Pedro. The
crystal clear blue water around this sunken shipwreck
provides excellent visibility even in eighteen feet
of water. March has also been an unmistakingly hot
month, which is helping to rapidly warm the water
temperatures even for pampered Floridians.
San Pedro is designated as an Underwater Archaeological
Preserve, set aside by the State of Florida for
its protection and for public enjoyment. The site
has been enhanced with seven replica cannons, an
anchor and an information plaque. The site is located
in 18 feet of water, approximately 1.25 nautical
miles south from Indian Key at LORAN coordinates
24 degrees 51.802'N 80 degrees 40.795'W.
Pennekamp Coral Reef
first undersea park in the United States, John Pennekamp
Coral Reef State Park, and the adjacent Florida Keys
National Marine Sanctuary, cover approximately 178
nautical square miles of coral reefs, seagrass beds
and mangrove swamps. The park extends 3 miles into
the Atlantic Ocean and is approximately 25 miles in
length. These areas were established to protect and
preserve a portion of the only living coral reef in
the continental United States.
Valley is located on the northern edge of the park
and features the sawgrass expanse of the Shark River
Slough. Islands of tropical hardwood hammocks dot
the landscape. Visitors can walk, bicycle, or take
a two-hour tram ride to an observation tower overlooking
the sawgrass marsh midway around a paved loop trail.
The Everglades City Ranger Station at the park's western
edge supplies passes for backcountry camping in the
Ten Thousand Islands, which can be explored only by
boat, canoe, or kayak. A concessionaire downstairs
from the ranger station offers interpretive boat tours
through the islands.
Fish, turtles, alligators, and wading birds can
be seen from the Shark Valley tower in and around
the borrow ponds. Look for red-shouldered hawks,
snail kites, northern harriers, and occasional rare
short-tailed hawks over the marsh. White-tailed
deer are often seen lingering near the edges of
hammocks or bounding through belly-deep water in
the marsh. In the Ten Thousand Islands, expect to
see many shorebirds, white ibis, roseate spoonbills,
black skimmers (winter and spring), bald eagles
(winter and spring), ospreys, magnificent frigatebirds
(summer), nesting wading birds and brown pelicans,
bottle-nosed dolphins, manatees, as well as sharks,
rays, and other large fish.
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