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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
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US$19.95*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #15 of 169 things to do in Key West
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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128 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Had a great visit”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

Enjoyed our visit here, lots of great things to view, watch and interact with and it's all free. Donations are accepted and I hope most people do drop a little in the bucket because it has a great purpose and does it well. Great for all ages and it's a nice break from the heat of the day.

Visited April 2012
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“Don't miss the miss the Eco-Discovery Center”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

We stopped by the Eco-Discovery Center during the 3rd annual Oceanfest. Very informative. No issues or complaints. Very clean with friendly and informative staff.

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Key West, Florida
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“Great Educational Stop”
Reviewed 6 April 2012

If you have children and want them to learn more about the ecology of the Florida Keys, this is a great place to go for a couple of hours. It's inside, a nice break out of the sun. It free to the community and visitors and staffed by well educated individuals who love to answer questions.

Visited January 2012
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Wattsburg, Pennsylvania
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“Good break from the sun & find out interesting facts”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

First of all this place is free admission, so it's great to get out of the sun for an hour or so and check out some really neat info on the keys and plant life and wildlife. If you're going snorkeling, I would reccomend checking this place out first to learn about the coral and fish and stuff before you go see it in the "wild". Staff is helpful if you have any questions.

Visited March 2012
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“A good stop along the way”
Reviewed 5 April 2012

Smaller than expected, but very informative. The movie was very good. It is well maintained.

Visited March 2012
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