Crandon Park Visitors & Nature Center
6767 Crandon Blvd.
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
305-361-6767 ext. 112
Monday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Open Holidays, except Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Years Day
Parking fee: $5.00/vehicle, $10.00/bus ($6.00/vehicle, $12.00/ bus on weekends and holidays)
Crandon Park Visitors & Nature Center is located on the breathtaking barrier island of Key Biscayne, with the Atlantic Ocean on the east side and Biscayne Bay to the west. Visitors to the park can explore the various ecosystems of the Key including the dunes, mangroves, and coastal hammock and seagrass beds; and observe herons, ospreys and many brilliantly colored butterflies. The Island of Key Biscayne is also home to rare and beautiful plants like the beach peanut, Biscayne prickly ash and the coontie.
The beautiful sandy beach, coastal dunes and tropical hardwood hammocks are an important nesting and feeding ground for migrating songbirds, hawks and sea turtles. Seagrass beds provide a home for mangrove snapper, parrotfish, crabs, shrimp, sea stars and puffer fish.
The Crandon Park Visitors and Nature Center is your gateway to the Bear Cut Preserve, a 264-acre natural barrier island habitat located on the northern tip of Key Biscayne. Guided tours and educational programs are offered year round for all ages - from low tide marine beach and wading tours, to bird watching, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling and bicycling. Visit the center's exhibit room and aquariums with different recreated underwater habitats. Self-guided nature trails are available with trail brochures at the Nature Center.
The Bear Cut Preserve located in Crandon Park is a designated natural Environment Study Area, and serves as a window to the wilderness that was once South Florida. Miami-Dade Parks' naturalists guide visitors through the Preserve to explore the hammock, ocean and beach communities and see the amazing animals and plants that inhabit South Florida.
EcoAdventures tours offered
Contains Nature Center and Self - Guided Nature Trails, a mangrove boardwalk to a fossilized reef overlook
Guided tram tours of Bear Cut Preserve
Bird and butterfly walks, historical nature walks through the Bear Cut Preserve
Offering a wide variety of field trip opportunities (Onsite and offsite programs)
Cabana and Shelter Rentals available through the park office
Available Upon Request / Reservation Required
Bear Cut Preserve Nature Walks
$3.00 per person
Learn about the invertebrates that inhabit the sea grass beds of Crandon Park as you participate in a touch tank presentation. Then enjoy a leisurely walk along one of the many trails of Bear Cut Preserve. Learn about butterflies, birds and the many plant and animal species that inhabit the coastal environments of South Florida. Bring your binoculars along and your water shoes in tow! You never know what the tide might wash in!
Crandon Park Tram Tours
$4 per person (minimum 10 people)
Enjoy a tram ride through the Bear Cut Preserve. Learn about the island of Key Biscayne and its fascinating history. From the Tequesta Indians to the pirates and pioneers, it's been an amazing journey. Tour is 45 minutes long.