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Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo
This is Bermuda's premier attraction in Hamilton and draws many tourists each year. The Bermuda Aquarium was founded in 1926, and has undergone a 10-year expansion program. One of the biggest draws at the aquarium is the North Rock Exhibit, which features a 140,000 gallon tank that gives visitors an underwater look of the local living coral reefs and marine life of Bermuda. The exhibit is interactive and has many different types of displays, exhibits, and animals. The Islands of Australasia exhibit features lemurs, kangaroos, and wallabies, and the Islands of the Caribbean exhibit features ibises, and tamarinds. The Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo includes an outdoor tidal touch tank, seal pool, and Discovery Room. The sight is opened daily and cost $10 for admission, and is fun for the whole family.
Bermuda Maritime Museum and Dolphin Quest
A unique Bermuda attraction housed in Bermuda's largest fort and entered through a real life drawbridge over a moat is Bermuda's Maritime Museum and Dolphin Quest. The Maritime Museum features many relics from the many shipwrecks found in the area, and many whaling and shipbuilding tools. The Commissioner's House is located on the upper grounds of the museum, and served as Army barracks during WWI and WWII, and now exhibits Bermuda's military history. After visitors have explored the many wonderful treasures of the Bermuda Maritime Museum, they can head over to Dolphin Quest to play and swim with some gentle Atlantic bottle-nose dolphins in the Keep Pond. Entrance to Dolphin Quest is included in the price of admission ($10) to the Bermuda Maritime Museum, and visitors can watch all of the dolphin action for free, but if you would like jump into the Keep Pond and take a swim with 1 of the friendly dolphins it will cost anywhere from $150 to $295, and it is advisable to book in advance. The Museum and Dolphin Quest are opened daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The caves, located in Hamilton Parish and founded in 1623 by Captain John Smith, are made from limestone, and are one of the top attractions for visitors. Tour guides lead visitors across a pontoon bridge, over a 55-feet deep lake to view the spectacular stalactites from the ceiling and stalagmites from the floor. There is a second smaller cave that visitors can explore, if time permits. The Crystal Caves were reopened in 2001 after being closed for many years, and the cost of admission is $18 for 1 cave, and $26 for both caves. The Crystal Caves are open daily from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
February 21, 2010 new by marley16kristin