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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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Great place to look and learn - and it is free

Just outside Fort Zachary Taylor State park you'll find this great place to look and learn about... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lars H
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Skane County, Sweden
A Great Place to Put it all Together

Don't miss this experience! It is free--but make a donation--they do some great work! Educating the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debbie B
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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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Cody S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank SeaReaper
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This Eco-discovery Center is has many interactive exhibits. The displays highlight the incredible natural environment of the Florida Keys. The exhibits appeal to people of all ages. The Center also explains why Fort Jefferson was build in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico. The...More

Thank dmjcamera
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is nice little eco-center that is free but accepts donations at the entrance. Also, it has a big parking lot that is free, which is always a challenge in Key West. The center can take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour depending on...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 15 July 2018

Knowledge is our best weapon in protecting our oceans that envelope the Keys. We learned more in several hours than we expected and now are more sensitive to how we treat our environment.

Thank AscDac
Reviewed 14 July 2018

One of the great things about Key West is that you can walk anywhere. If you trek past the seaport over to the discovery center—a FREE activity—you will have an opportunity to learn about the waters that make Key West an island and the creatures...More

Thank Marlisichka
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We swung in for an unplanned visit and were not disappointed. The center has some really great information as well as some exceptional volunteers. We spent about 45 minutes inside and it was well worth it.

Thank Kyla S
Reviewed 30 June 2018

This was a small but good museum and it got us out of the sun for a little while and into some AC. The museum was free and they have several exhibits related to Key West wildlife. The kids enjoyed it and so did my...More

Thank Robert C
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wolfejen
19 October 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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