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Outstanding Natural Area Family Day
May 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Come and explore history and nature at our waterfront site on May 6th at the Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse & Museum! Get outdoors and enjoy the Outstanding Natural Area. Children receive a free Lighthouse Activity Backpack while supplies last. Backpack includes Nature Hunt, activity page, crayons, and Junior Ranger booklet from the Bureau of Land Management. Self-guided tours all day, guided tours available at 11:00 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm & 3:00 pm. Climb the Lighthouse and enjoy the new shoreline pier. Then visit the interpretive nature trails on the north and south sides of the ONA.
Admission: Purchase 1 admission of and get the second admission free of equal or lesser value. No advanced registration required. Children must be at least 48″ tall to climb the Lighthouse.
What is the Outstanding Natural Area?
The Jupiter Inlet Lighthouse Outstanding Natural Area (JILONA) Act was introduced into the Senate designating the lighthouse and 120 surrounding acres of sensitive habitat as an Outstanding Natural Area (ONA) in the Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) National Landscape Conservation System. This site is the first Outstanding Natural Area (ONA) in the Nation east of the Pacific Coast. Only two other ONA’s exist: Yaquina Head in Oregon and Piedras Blancas Lighthouse in California. The Congressional Bill was signed by President George W. Bush on May 8, 2008, protecting this site for all Americans in perpetuity, giving it National Public Lands status.