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“Very informative and well done.”

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Ranked #10 of 62 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Experience the wonders of the ocean without getting wet! Interactive exhibits for both young and old including The America's Cup exhibit, our new simulated dive into the Bermuda Triangle, our 'Living with the Ocean' exhibit which examines the human impact on the marine environment, one of the largest private shell collections in the world, the famous Teddy Tucker Shipwreck Gallery and so much more!
Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
147 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Very informative and well done.”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We both enjoyed the science. I thought the exhibits were very well done. My husband really enjoyed the sea shell exhibit and I like the dive ride.
This is probably better for adults and older children.

Visited January 2013
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Lakeland, Minnesota
Level 6 Contributor
538 reviews
193 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 366 helpful votes
“Fantastic Shell Collection at the BUEI”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

This is a great place for kids, families, grandparents with kids. And a great place for me as a solo traveler to hang out for a few hours during a nasty wind/rain storm. The shell collection alone is pretty amazing. There are many interactive exhibits, a wealth of information about shipwrecks and underwater dives. The "ride" is rather lame, especially in comparison to major theme parks, but the younger kids may get a kick out of it. There's a small gift shop on site, all museum docents were friendly and helpful. It's about a 10 minute walk to the core downtown Hamilton area. There wasn't food available for purchase the day that I was there, but I was also there off-season.

Visited December 2012
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Paget Parish, Bermuda
Level 5 Contributor
74 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Lots of underwater history”
Reviewed December 28, 2012

We visit often, just went today again. Great for kids 8 and up but I've been taking mine since they were babies as not many indoor options in Bermuda. Lots of great things about Bermuda and shipwrecks. My kids like the "ride" which is really an elevator but you sit down and watch a 7 minute movie while the elevator moves. I wish they had more for little kids, more interactive stuff, but the place is every educational and there is a tiny carousel downstairs.
If you want to know more about the Bermuda triangle, then visit the BUEI!!! Lots of parking and also a great restaurant next door.

Visited December 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“BUEI”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

Great morning spent here. Plenty of interactive exhibits for children - and adults. 'ride' is not up to disney or large theme park standards but is entertaining. Worht a look.

Visited November 2012
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Somerville, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Great stop off on a rainy day”
Reviewed November 26, 2012

The BUEI was a great place to visit in Bermuda. My friend and I thoroughly enjoyed ourselves going through the exhibits and learning while also having fun. This would also be a great place for kids. The shell collection was amazing and the deep water displays and information was really cool. Certainly a must for a couple hours of entertainment in Bermuda.

Visited November 2012
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