Fun for the Entire Family
The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo (BAMZ) is located at 40 N Shore Road in Flatts Village, Bermuda. BAMZ focuses on education and research, has an aquarium, a museum of natural history, and a zoo. The organization takes part in several Species Survival Plans and is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
There are various pools, ponds and island displays where you can view slider turtles, gigantic Galapagos turtles and other animals. There is a pond of harbor seals that will keep you thoroughly entertained with their antics. The Zoo also has an array of more than 300 beautiful birds, reptiles and mammals in a setting that is as natural and realistic as possible.
The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo is a family friendly activity that everyone can enjoy! You will be amazed at the size, shapes and colors of the 200 species of fish and marine creatures. You will be fascinated by the live corals and predatory fish you will see in the immense 140,000-gallon tank at the North Rock Exhibit.
There is a kid friendly touch tank where children can have the opportunity to get up close and personal with mollusks, urchins, lobsters and sponges. Another kid friendly area is called Discovery Cove where children can explore the environment while playing and learning at the same time.
When you visit the Reptile Exhibit make sure to stop by to see Oscar, a long-time resident of the zoo. Oscar is an old alligator that doesn’t do much most of the time, but he’s interesting to look at all the same. Occasionally, he surprises everyone by letting out a blaring roar which usually means that he wants to be fed.
The Natural History Museum has permanent and changing exhibits. Some of the exhibits are interactive. You will have an opportunity to see what Bermuda looked like before humans came onto the scene. You can also learn how humans have impacted the animal life and the ecology on the island of Bermuda, and what is being done about it.
If you are looking for a family friendly destination, then the Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo is the place for you.