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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 August 2015

If you are going snorkeling, diving or doing water sports, this is a great place to start to understand the various aquatic habitats and the challenges to their management. I will use some of the resources and things I learned here in my biology classes...More

Thank Jeanette R
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Our family enjoyed the movie because it was like you were in the ocean with her. Great staff eager to teach the kids and answered all the parents questions.

Thank ShariPeterson
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This was an informative and interesting place. There is information that is important for all visiting the Keys and swimming on the coral reefs while learning about the environment.

Thank mmattern213
Reviewed 3 August 2015

Believe it or not, something free, educational and enjoyable in Key West! Enjoyed watching a film in an air-conditioned theatre about the "hammocks", coral and sea-life. The Eco-Discovery Center staff is eager to answer your questions and give information. Great 3-D monitor set up to...More

Reviewed 3 August 2015

Great small attraction and FREE admission. Located near the cruise ship dock. Kid friendly. We stumbled by this place on accident. It was an entertaining and learning stop plus a great place to beat the July heat.

Thank tired_mom63
Reviewed 1 August 2015

This is a nice and informative museum. Doesn't have a lot but what they have is excellent. Takes about an hour to see everything, including the movie.

Thank Franki C
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Great kid friendly place in Key West with welcoming and knowledgeable staff. Start here before you explore the island, and you will understand a lot more of the unique ecosystem that you are vacationing in.

1  Thank MarisolMuncy
Reviewed 29 July 2015 via mobile

Free awesome place to learn about the local area. Beautiful displays and interesting stuff to touch and learn about. Great place for families. Loved and learned more than I knew. Worth a stop.

Thank Helmontana37
Reviewed 25 July 2015

A great bargain (free). Very interesting and great for the kids and adults. Not a lot in Key West is free but the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is pretty interesting and in walking distance of Duval St.

Thank duncan32244
Reviewed 23 July 2015

This museum was free admission, and very well done! Really gives you the full scope of the sea life and nature, the ecology, the history of preserving the sea life and coral reefs. Put this one on your must see places.

Thank Sherry K
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Hello, is this hotel kid friendly? I'm traveling with my husband and 13 year old son. Thx :)
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!