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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040-8391
+1 305-809-4750
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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 6 October 2015

this place is great. Very educational . great way to get out of the heat . high recommend making donation on way out . great parking.

Thank Kathleen B
Reviewed 5 October 2015

Fun and informative. Great way to spend an hour or two to understand the ecosystem of the Florida Keys. We were blown away by the information we received on the coral reef research. We often refer to information we learned at the discovery center!

Thank austin401
Reviewed 2 October 2015

Nice little museum with very educational info on the reef system. Stop by on your way to Ft. Zach. Drop a few bucks in the box to help the reefs!

Thank Mark A
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed an hour here exploring and learning about the unique environment of the keys. If I were to do this again, I would have made this a stop on my first day. It would have made other water based activities more meaningful. We drove,...More

Thank Albert T
Reviewed 28 September 2015

How much do you know about Florida Ecology? Come stop by here even if you are a master. Between in 3D videos and the model of Aquarius, you will enjoy your time.

Thank Trevor J
Reviewed 25 September 2015

Very nice stop on your own or with the kids. It has a great exhibit and only takes donations for entry.

1  Thank Tammy B
Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is one of the best museums in Key West and its free. Discover and learn about Key West Ecology in this museum. Very good information and very interesting. Also free parking.

Thank ArmySnow
Reviewed 16 September 2015 via mobile

Nice museum quit modern and helpful staff that can and want to tel you everything. It's a good kept secret

1  Thank Rolan M
Reviewed 16 September 2015

A service of the National Park Service, the center had very informative displays about both the keys themselves and the coral reefs. There are also some live aquatic exhibits. Do not forget to make time for the 20 minute film that is very good (sorry...More

Thank TierOneTech
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

Not a must, but not horrible. It's a quick walk through, with some interesting facts. If it's raining or too hot check it out it's free.

Thank Tiffany T
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19 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!