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“good place for a rainy day”

Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute
Ranked #9 of 62 things to do in Hamilton
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: For kids and their parents: multimedia exhibits about underwater exploration such as The Dive, a seven minute ride that simulates deep sea diving.
Hopedale, Massachusetts, United States
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“good place for a rainy day”
Reviewed February 1, 2013

The BUEI is right in Hamilton. It has a lot of history in it. It rained out pretty hard one day and we just happened to be passing by it and decided to go in. The price is reasonable. It's not the most exciting place to be in BDA, but it's worth the trip if you can't spend the day outside.... It has one of the most extensive shell collections in the world......

Visited July 2012
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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143 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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
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539 reviews
194 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 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
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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
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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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