Bermuda Aquarium, Museum & Zoo

Top choice in Bermuda

As well as being a top attraction for children, this great little zoo is also a center for research and conservation programs that aim to raise awareness of threatened island ecosystems. The aquarium is a window into Bermuda's rich marine life, with colorful reef fish, spiny lobsters, moray eels and sharks swimming around a living coral reef. There are also seals and rescued sea turtles, while the zoo walks you through the fauna of Australasia, Madagascar and the Caribbean.

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1. Shelly Bay Beach & Nature Reserve


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2. St Mark's Church

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3. Harrington Sound

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A central feature of Smith's and Hamilton parishes, this vast body of water is an important habitat for squid, spiny lobster, rays and other sea creatures…

4. Verdmont Museum

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5. Spittal Pond Nature Reserve

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Comprising several varied habitats – including marsh land, woodland, and brackish and freshwater ponds – this coastal nature reserve is home to several…

6. St Patrick's Church

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This round Roman Catholic church is not Bermuda's most aesthetically pleasing, but it has been the focal point of the island's Portuguese community for…

7. John Smith's Bay

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8. Old Devonshire Church

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