Biscayne National Park Institute is under the direction of the Florida National Parks Association and in partnership with Biscayne National Park. The Institute provides immersive educational experiences for visitors of Biscayne National Park. These interactive programs teach visitors about the ecosystems and history of the park and its surrounding areas.

About the Florida National Parks Association:
Since its inception in 1951, the Florida National Parks Association has provided more than 4.1 million dollars in aid to the National Park Service areas of South Florida.

Cooperating Associations are one of the oldest and most enduring partnerships of the National Park Service. Their beginnings may be traced to the 1920’s when park naturalists and historians saw the logic of partnering with private citizens to assist in gathering information about the parks and in educating the public about the parks. Your purchase helps benefit the parks and to further support their programs to increase public understanding of and support for their long term preservation and care.

Today, more than 80 associations work throughout the nation and support the preservation of a widely diverse National Park System.

Biscayne National Park

The Florida National Parks Association traces its roots to the Everglades Natural History Association, formed at Everglades National Park in 1951. In 1985, our scope of work was significantly expanded to include additional National Park Services responsibilities at Big Cypress, Biscayne, and Dry Tortugas.

The Florida National Parks Association operates under Congressional authorities as the official private, non-profit partner supporting educational, interpretive, and historical and scientific research responsibilities of Biscayne, Dry Tortugas, and Everglades National Parks and Big Cypress National Preserve.

These areas comprise more than 2.5 million acres and form a vital network in preserving the South Florida ecosystem. By supporting increased public understanding of these world renowned natural and cultural areas, the Florida National Parks Association also tangibly assists in raising public support for their long term preservation and care.


Executive Director
James Sutton

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Full Day tours start at 10 AM and finish at 4:30 PM. The cost is $129 per person with a minimum of 2 people, orĀ $690 for the boat with a maximum of 6 people.
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