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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

35 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040
+1 305-809-4750
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Ranked #19 of 82 Attractions in Key West
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Science Museums, Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums
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... more » 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! « less
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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Great place to learn about the ecology of the Keys for both adults and children. Run by the National Park Service, NOAA, and MOTE. Free admission.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

A free exhibit with lots of opportunity to learn more about the keys and ecology. Enjoyed the movie and the hands on exhibits.

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Albany, New York, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Not as much to see here as hoped for. Only the price (free) was right. Close to the Ingham, but little else to recommend.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

After discovering that the USGC Ingham was closed for the day, we swung by here instead, remembering how much we liked it. Such an interesting, informative place, and a good way to kill an hour or two. Make sure you don't miss the video playing in the theater.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Interesting - also the burial place of TV Star Dolphin: Flipper ...BUT SO MUCH MORE! Shows and education!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

I took my girlfriend here and she loved it! They played an amazing and informative video and we walked around and looked at the exhibits. Great place to visit!

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Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Great stop for the whole family. Lots of neat exhibits with marine life and interactive displays. On the way to Fort Taylor. It is small and can be done in and hour or so.

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This place was recommended by a local, and it was very educational and well done. We learned a lot and it was free.

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Port Aransas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The staff were so informative and really caught you up in the excitement of the Eco-Discovery. Watching the movie, displays and live sea life was just amazing to us. Another must see and it is free, donations are appreciated.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I don't know why more people come here. It is a really wonderful museum for all ages. It is a bit off the beaten path, but worth the trip. Lots of information about the eco-system. Fascinating.

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