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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 3 days ago via mobile

The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is a fabulous place to bring children and adults alike. It's educational and sure to keep your interest for an hour or two. And the admission is Free! I'm obsessed with the lion fish who lives in his own little...More

Thank Amen_Omen
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very educational free attraction operated by the National Park Service. Its neat to learn about how it is important to save the environment. The rangers and volunteers can tell you a lot about this area.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice place to cool off and learn about the Florida Keys and how the eco system around the area is. There is a 20 minute film to watch also.

Thank Jackie S
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I went there with our 7-year-old son in early June 2017. The center is very well done and provides good exposure to marine science and marine issues. Highly recommended for anyone interested in the sea.

Thank Bryan R
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a free attraction that is air conditioned, which is great in the Florida heat. It is very interesting and educational about the local ecosystems.

Thank Alana L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this center when we were looking for Fort Zachary Taylor and I am glad we saw it. It was free to get in and was a good break from the heat. Interesting displays. They did have a movie but we did not watch...More

Thank Glenn K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's free to get in. There is a 20 minute movie which was just ok. Our 13 year olds were bored. We went on a rainy day which only took about an hour for us to get through it. Glad to see the sun was...More

1  Thank Sue H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well worth going for adults and children. Very informative and clearly explained, that includes a short video in his the theater. And it's all free!!!

1  Thank DallasCharlotte
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a hot day walking to Ft Zachary we stumbled upon this place. Thank goodness we saw a sign on the front that said free so we went in. There was a host who told us about what the place offered so we decided to...More

2  Thank MsCleen
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It is a small place but very informative. It has nice exhibits and it is FREE! Allow yourselves 2 hours and enjoy all it has to offer. My kids enjoyed it and it was fun!

1  Thank kobi s
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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!