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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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Loved learning more about "life of a reef."

Lovely spot for a visit. Enjoyed movie. Nice gift store! Free admission/parking make this outing... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Katherine K
United States

The building from the outside really fools you. It is very plain and ordinary. But inside is some... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tammy W
Greenville, Virginia
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The Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges. Check out...more
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35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040-8391
+1 305-809-4750
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely spot for a visit. Enjoyed movie. Nice gift store! Free admission/parking make this outing very do-able.

Thank Katherine K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The building from the outside really fools you. It is very plain and ordinary. But inside is some of the most informative exhibits and displays about the Florida Keys. Well worth the stop. Especially if you love learning about the environment and the surroundings.

Thank Tammy W
Reviewed September 13, 2018

Our first time visiting and we really enjoyed it. The displays are enjoyable and educating. There is no cost but we made a nice donation. I

Thank Ellen H
Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

The Eco-Discovery Center is small but really packed with information about the Florida coast, coral, and local wildlife and fish. Definitely see the free 20-minute show - my kids loved it and so did I! It shows every half hour and hour, on the hour....More

1  Thank Tiffany M
Reviewed August 26, 2018

This is a technological interactive multimedia and live specimen museum that covers information on the geological history of the Keys as well as underwater sea life.The docents volunteer their time & knowledge to help visitors understand the value of preserving the wildlife of the Keys...More

Thank PennyStupin
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Can't beat the price of free. Can see that it would have been great for kids. Had a bird question that could not be definitely answered but volunteer help was enthusiastic & friendly. Has an exhibit where you can experience what it is like exploring...More

Thank Clint D
Reviewed August 13, 2018

Just outside Fort Zachary Taylor State park you'll find this great place to look and learn about the great things hidden (mainly) under the water. Don't forget to donate to the coral reef rescue/re-construct program!

Thank Lars H
Reviewed August 3, 2018

Don't miss this experience! It is free--but make a donation--they do some great work! Educating the public about the ecosystem in the Keys is essential. All school children should have this content along with adults who should know better!

Thank Debbie B
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice location to learn more about the animals in Key West. Best of all it's free and air conditioning.

1  Thank Cody S
Reviewed July 25, 2018

Please take the time to add this to your trip, it's free and it offers up much needed information to the Keys guests about it's sensitive Eco system. You'll have to take the time to read and learn as it is self guided but if...More

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October 18, 2015|
Response from NOAA-ONMS | Property representative |
This is an educational visitor center for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary doesn't operate a hotel, but you can come to learn about the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Keys!