Visit The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

Posted in: News - Last Updated: June 27th, 2013 by Dolores Thomas

Bermuda Aquarium

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo, often referred to as BAMZ, is among the most visited attractions on the island. It has been operating since the mid twenties, making it one of the longest running aquariums in existence.

You can see it for yourself, by booking a place on the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo Tour. It commences on Thursday the 7th of February at 1pm, heading off from the Aquarium.

The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) is the propriety of the Bermuda Government. It handles its everyday running, under the banner of the Department of Conservation Services. The complex takes up an impressive seven acres and has been certified by the AZA, or the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. It also operates with the aid of charitable associations such as the US based Atlantic Conservation Partnership (ACP) and the Bermuda Zoological Society (BZS).

This well loved attraction is to be found in Flatts Village, in Hamilton parish. It is a vast, multi-purpose centre, comprising of three separate tourist sites combined. It is made up of a popular museum, zoo and aquarium. This is where visitors can observe a wide cross section of animals, birds and marine line. It allows you to view these magnificent creatures up close. The zoo additionally has greater than three hundred breeds of reptiles, birds and mammals, many of which are protected.

Visitors can also observe how the complex’s steadfast animal hospital, along with its hard working care centre, operates on a daily basis. This is among the many other features of this fantastic tour. It is suitable for adults and children, aged between 5 and 12 years old, with kids under 5 years getting in free.

Tourists could view the awe inspiring sea life, including sharks and live coral, from the North Rock Exhibit. This is an incredible recreation of a real coral reef called the North Rock. It is an impressive 140,000 gallons, making it the biggest exhibit in the complex. There are in excess of two hundred different types of fish and marine life on display. They have been generally found in the oceans, the shallow waters on the coast of Bermuda and the coral reefs to the north.

Visitors can learn about local island ecology and geology, as well as the migratory patterns of birds and wildlife, by visiting the Natural History Museum. People can also view the intriguing species of birds, both regional and tropical, housed in the South American Aviary.

You can learn about the extensive research and conservation work carried out by the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo by going on the tour.


 The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

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