Monday, January 15, 2007

bamz

One of my favourite places to visit is the Bermuda Aquarium Museum & Zoo (BAMZ). Established in 1962, this attraction is an island must see. An entire day could be spent taking in the Aquarium which houses so many species of tropical fish that will leave you mesmerized. The Museum is a cornucopia of information from Bermuda's volcanic island creation to present day & its Zoo houses many species some expected & others rather surprising to see on this secluded island. BAMZ is located in Flatts Village & during the summer months a smaller street festival takes place every Thursday. If you stand over the Flatt's bridge, just outside the Aquarium, you may just get lucky & see some gigantic eagle rays passing through right under you. It's the best $10.00 you'll spend in Bermuda & I am looking forward to visiting it for the third time, when we have our next set of visitors.

Surely, I exaggerate or maybe I'm biased. Well it's neither. We visited Georgia Aquarium,
the worlds largest, this past June in where else but Atlanta, GA. I was expecting more from the sheer fact that it's the world's largest & from what I saw on the website but when all was said & done, I was not impressed. Sure, the pike & piranhas were interesting as were the Beluga whale, which seemed to be attracted to ThePoser & Smoochie, but there's only so many monochromatic fresh water fish that one can see. Somehow, I found myself thinking about BAMZ & how its array of tropical fish dazzled me to no end. I am sure it will do the same for ThePoser & Smoochie, whom I can't wait to take to BAMZ when they come visit us this year (you got that kiddos?). Now I know we're going to be there all day!

2 comments:

bermudabluez said...

I really, really wanted to go to the aquarium last time we were there, but for some reason...it was closed. It was in March and I honestly don't remember why it was closed. This SO wants to make me go back!

Anonymous said...

Hi!

The Aquarium is open every day of the year except for Christmas Day. Should it be closed at any other time than that then there would have been a specific reason. The only reason I can recall in the last year was a sewage problem that caused it to be shut down for a health and safety reasons for half a day while it got sorted - basically the toilets died for the day!