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'Bioluminescence Night' At Beavertail State Park Rescheduled To August 21

Event to feature an outdoor movie at dusk

PROVIDENCE The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) announces that due to forecasted inclement weather, tonight's 'Bioluminescence Night' at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 21. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the Disney movie, Moana, stargazing, and illumination jelly fish and local sea creatures.

WHAT: Bioluminescence Night

WHERE: Beavertail State Park Jamestown, Rhode Island

WHEN: Tuesday, August 21, 2018 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Movie starts at dusk

Parking is available in Lot 2, and pets on leashes are welcome.

Beavertail State Park offers some of the most beautiful vistas along the New England coastline and is a popular destination for sightseeing, saltwater fishing, hiking, and marine education. The RI Park Naturalist program runs the Beavertail Aquarium, which is housed in what was the foghorn house for the Beavertail Lighthouse. The tanks in the aquarium are set up to imitate the environment of the Jamestown shoreline. From crabs to fish and shellfish, there's always something new to discover at the aquarium. Staff collect samples of marine life for the aquarium and return them to their natural habitat after a couple of weeks. They also facilitate tidal pool explorations along the shore at low tide, and host special events such as Bioluminescence Night.

The Beavertail Aquarium is open starting August 21 to early November, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., seven days a week. For more information follow the aquarium on Facebook at

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  • Release date: 08-14-2018

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