Florida National Parks Association (FNPA), formerly Everglades Association, has been operating retail stores within South Florida’s National Preserve and Parks since 1951. In December of 2015 the Association signed its first educational agreement with Biscayne National Park and formed the Biscayne National Park Institute (BNPI). The institute offers educational and experiential programs that include snorkeling, paddling, and historical boat trips to the islands. Each program includes an institute naturalist and will highlight the history and ecology of the park.

In the early months of 2018, Everglades and Dry Tortugas National Parks as well as Big Cypress National Preserve have all followed suit signing educational agreements for institutes. Programs launched in November of 2018, and include birding, family camping, art workshops, science and research courses and more!

Florida National Parks Association has limited operations due to COVID-19. We apologize for any delay in responses. We are monitoring updates and following the guidance of our National Park Service partners. Please keep visiting our website for updates.

We have opened our retail stores at: Ernest Coe & Flamingo in Everglades, Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas, Swamp Welcome Center & Oasis Visitor Center in Big Cypress & Convoy Point in Biscayne.

The Biscayne, Everglades & Big Cypress institutes have resumed operations with limited programs.

Our online store is still open and purchases are being processed as normal. Thank you for your continued support!

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