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Vizcaya Museum and Gardens

Wild Vizcaya

  • Wild Vizcaya

Wild Vizcaya first came to Vizcaya in May 2016 as a part of National Geographic’s BioBlitz program. Over 2 days, students, families and adults inventoried wildlife in Vizcaya’s Rockland Hammock, mangrove shore and formal gardens. From lizards to birds, butterflies and manatees, expert scientists supported citizen scientists to identify more than 200 separate species of wildlife on the east side of Vizcaya’s estate and more than 700 individual observations! Participants added discoveries to iNaturalist and demonstrated that in the middle of our urban corridor, we are still Wild Vizcaya.

In 2018, visitors explored Vizcaya’s wild side at night during the Nocturnal edition of Wild Vizcaya. Guests enjoyed night hikes in search of bats and other night-time creatures. They followed along black light tours looking for reptile or amphibian activity and self-directed exploration with adventure packs.

The next Wild Vizcaya program takes place on April 3, 2020. For more exciting kid-friendly programs, check out our online calendar and sign up for email updates so you don’t miss a thing!

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