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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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I'm a diver so I love anything to do with the sea and keeping it clean and living for future... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Stephen L
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Danville, Pennsylvania
Great introduction to the ecosystem!

If you are looking to spend some time in Key West away from Duval street, this is a great, free... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
nicoleandcurtis
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Key West, Florida
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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
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm a diver so I love anything to do with the sea and keeping it clean and living for future generations. This center has a lot to see and is well worth the price of admission.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephen L
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you are looking to spend some time in Key West away from Duval street, this is a great, free facility to learn about the ecosystem as well as the agencies protecting the marine environment in the Keys. Be sure to check out the 20...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nicoleandcurtis
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A few yards from the Ingham Maritime Museum, The Florida keys Eco-discovery center offer is a great way to spend some additional time in this area with no additional cost. Functioning as a low-level national Park Museum, the center offers A number of displays, many...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank doctorbobster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Much more enjoyable than I anticipated. The center is verysmall, but packed with really interesting exhibits and information about the ecology of the Keys. The movie showing in the theater is beautifully filmed. Free admission. Staff is very helpful. Kids wish there had been more...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank brbess126
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent an hour wandering and learning. This place is run by dedicated volunteers who are knowledgeable and helpful. The exhibits are well done and there is a lot to learn. Totally enjoyed the film as well.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank freedom155032
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

How can you complain about free? This was a very educational stop with lots of interactive exhibits and a great staff. Definitely worth visiting either before or after the Fort.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank psu2010
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Super friendly staff walked us through the different sections. Free entry but definitely worth the donation. Family friendly place.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank zabrof
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A wonderful visit! The aquariums are filled with different creatures, and the staff are friendly and happy to tell stories and share information. The exhibits are informative and interesting, we learned a lot here, enjoying all of it. A plus, admission is free, although donations...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank jessibean
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Considering it's a free attraction on Key West it was interesting to see. Nothing too grand but again, it was free.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank skiergirl92
Reviewed December 16, 2018

Very informative place to learn about the Keys and what makes them tick. Best part was that it was free. Donations are welcome. Worth a stop.

Date of experience: December 2018
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wolfejen
October 18, 2015|
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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!
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