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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040-8391
+1 305-809-4750
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One of the few free attractions on Key West!

We are very interested in the preservation of coral and tropical ecosystems, global warming, and... read more

Reviewed 26 December 2015
Fort Mill, South Carolina
Very Educational

This is a great place for everybody to go to. One its donations only and two they have exhibits... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2015
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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 the exhibit on Aquarius, the world's only underwater ocean laboratory, the Living Reef exhibit, which includes a 2,500-gallon reef tank with living corals and tropical fish, the live Reef Cam, and other displays that highlight the coral reef environment. The Center is located in NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is always free (and so is parking), so be sure to stop by for a visit!
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35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040-8391
+1 305-809-4750
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Reviewed 26 December 2015

We are very interested in the preservation of coral and tropical ecosystems, global warming, and ther environmental issues. We found the Eco-Discover Center to be worth a visit of 60-90 minutes. We thought the information was well presented, and would be a fun place to...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2015

This is a great place for everybody to go to. One its donations only and two they have exhibits and other attractions for all ages. It was quit a hike for us walking from north Duval street. All of the museums are located in the...More

Thank Wahooo1
Reviewed 22 December 2015

Learn about what is necessary for a healthy reef and why the reefs are in danger. A must for anyone who has fallen in love with the keys.

Thank TravellingProf12345
Reviewed 20 December 2015

This place is pretty much a Snooze Fest. I am glad I didn't have to pay to get in, because if I did, I would have felt ripped off. It is pretty boring. Not much to it.

Thank chiarfk
Reviewed 17 December 2015 via mobile

Interesting place. Kids would learn and have fun. 3 d movie- like u are diving with the beautiful fish. Learn about replenishing the coral around the keys. Very knowledgeable staff.nice small aquarium

Thank Biking2013
Reviewed 16 December 2015

We stopped here on a rainy day. The movie was nice, and the exhibits were very informative. A good place to learn about the reef and mangroves.

Thank travelmom621
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We go every time we come to Key West. It is free to all but a donation is always appreciated. A great learning experience for all of us.l. Did you know that Man, weather conditions, boat damage &chemicals have destroyed 90% of the living coral...More

Thank George B
Reviewed 14 December 2015

Very eduacational. Cool interactive maps. helpful, friendly staff. The aquariums are really diversified.

Thank DelRay B
Reviewed 14 December 2015

This center is well organized and planned. It contains many exhibits to interest guests of all ages. I've visited numerous times and have learned new things with each visit.

Thank 3seals
Reviewed 11 December 2015

FREE activity in key west, great for family's! Key west is expensive but fun ! This is a bonus attraction being free and fun, it's not huge but you can spend at least 30-45min inside the beautiful tanks and relaxing air conditioning lol

Thank Diana B
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18 October 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!