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  • 1963 - Flatts Inlet and Coral Island Club from bus
    1963 - Flatts Inlet and Coral Island...
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    Exhibit on roof making from coral rock
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    Flatts from the BAMZ 2004
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Flatt's Village Things to Do

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    by grandmaR Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    I went to the aquarium the first time I came to Bermuda, and we went back in 1995 and again in 2004. This is one good way to see native animals and sea life. The aquarium is right on multiple bus routes (either the 10 or 11 from Hamilton) and after you visit, you can continue on to St. George.

    Open daily, except Christmas Day, 9 am to 5 pm. Last admission is 4 pm . Admission includes BAMZ Tours at 1:10 pm daily, April to September (Saturdays and Sundays only from October to March).

    On the tour, you’ll interact with a diver in the North Rock Tank and learn about many of BAMZ’s Zoo animals.

    Admission is:

    $10 for adults
    $5 for seniors (age 65+)
    $5 for children 5-12. Children under 5 admitted free.

    More than 8,000 species of flora and fauna have been recorded in Bermuda. The Aquarium is home to more than 200 species of local fish, marine turtles and harbour seals and has a 145,000-gallon North Rock Exhibit, which shows Bermuda’s coral reef. The Zoo has ringtailed lemurs from Madagascar and Galapagos tortoises. Some of the animals are part of the Species Survival Program (SSP), including golden lion tamarins, tree kangaroos, Asian small-clawed otters, and parma wallaby. The Museum section focuses on the origin of Bermuda and on conservation issues.

    The first picture is of the green turtles being fed that was taken in 2004. The tank is out in the front of the aquarium. There are also pictures of one of the fish tanks in the aquarium proper, one of the scarlet macaws in the zoo, and one of a display of invasive species in the museum.

    Green turtles being fed Inside the aquarium Scarlet Macaws in the zoo Display in the museum on invasive species Road outside the museum and the porch
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    • Aquarium
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    by grandmaR Updated May 31, 2008

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    The Museum of the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo was just added recently. I hadn't seen it before. It was very interesting and had displays on how the coral rock was quarried and how roof tiles are made from it, the blight that killed the Bermuda cedar and the introduction of invasive species are crowding out the native and endemic plants and animals.

    Open daily, except Christmas Day, 9 am to 5 pm. Last admission is 4 pm.

    Admission is:

    $10 for adults
    $5 for seniors (age 65+)
    $5 for children 5-12. Children under 5 admitted free.

    Display in the Museum on island living Display on the disease that attacked Bermuda cedar Roadside Geology exhibit Giant Pacific Clam Shell at the entrance Exhibit on roof making from coral rock
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Flatt's Village Restaurants

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    by grandmaR Written Nov 25, 2004

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    There are five locations of Four Star Pizza in Bermuda. One of them is in Flatts Village. (The others are Hamilton, St. George (the newest), Warwick and Somerset)

    From Airport Bus stop to Brighton Hill

    Flatts will service all areas East of:

    Brighton Hill from South Road to Middle Road, Middle Road to Parson's Lane to Barkers Hill, Barker's Hill to North Shore Road.

    You can either have delivery or pick up the pizza. I don't know if you can eat in the store because I have not been to this location.

    Four Star sign in St. George and wrapper
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Flatt's Village Local Customs

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    by grandmaR Written Nov 25, 2004

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    If you ride the local buses around 3-4 o'clock, you will see that Bermuda uses these buses as school buses. Some runs are only for school children (who wear uniforms) but most are just regular buses.

    Almost every time we've stopped in Flatts Village, we've seen school kids getting on the bus.

    I was amused to see that the kids at one stop were larking around, and the bus driver yelled at them and they immediately stopped fooling around and got on the bus quietly.

    The bus drivers also are careful to be sure that older or infirm folks are seated before they start the bus up, and they don't let me get up to get off until the bus is stopped.

    They will also not allow you on the bus if you are insufficiently clothed. No bikini tops or bare chested men.

    School kids getting on the bus
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Flatt's Village Warnings and Dangers

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    by grandmaR Updated Nov 25, 2004

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    Well - OK for most people this isn't really a danger. But every time I go to Flatts, I look at the current flowing under this bridge and marvel.

    The Bermuda information page (website below) says:

    "Under the bridge, the water either surges into Harrington Sound from the Atlantic via Flatts Inlet, or flows out in the reverse direction. Often, see fish or squid flowing with the tide. People gazing at the tide rushing under Flatts Bridge are only partly correct in thinking this is how Harrington Sound to the north of the bridge fills and empties.

    "The racing current is just a fraction of the daily ebb and flow. Most of it slides silently through hidden caves and tunnels. There is a vast underground labyrinth of them stretching the length of the Parish and from coast to coast in the Parish.

    "Most of the network is entirely under water. Under water caves look exactly like above-water caves. The Bermuda Cave Diving Association has lines connecting them. Experienced cave divers, local or visiting, can find out more."

    Current flowing under the Flatts Bridge 2004
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    • Sailing and Boating
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