The BAMZ, established in 1926, has always been a pleasant diversion. But following an ambitious decade-long expansion program, it rates as one of Bermuda's premier attractions. In the aquarium the big draw is the North Rock Exhibit, a 140,000-gallon tank that gives you a diver's-eye view of the area's living coral reefs and the colorful marine life it sustains. The museum section has multimedia and interactive displays focusing on native habitats and the impact humans
have had on them. The island-theme zoo, meanwhile, displays more than 300 birds, reptiles, and mammals. Don't miss the "Islands of Australasia" exhibit with its lemurs, wallabies, and tree kangaroos or "Islands of the Caribbean," a huge walk-through enclosure that gets you within arm's length of ibises and golden lion tamarins. Other popular areas include an outdoor seal pool, tidal touch tank, and cool kid-friendly Discovery Room. Take a break at the AZU Beastro on the grounds of the zoo. The food is great but it also has one of the best views.