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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 84 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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Forney, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

Good place to see the Eco systems in area and it was free only donations if wanting to give in drop box. Was quick stop and there was a quick video to watch was neat to see as a quick stop especially if you go to cutter museum as it is next door

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Rochester, New York
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW via mobile

It was a nice place to cool off when outside was so humid. A little place to learn about the ecosystem.

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Big Pine Key, Florida
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Place is clean, friendly staff, lots to see, interactive displays, and a nice short film. Bathrooms are spotless.

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30 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I came here to get out of the sun for a little bit and it was very nice. The people who work here are very nice and the exhibits are lovely. You get to learn about the area's wildlife and it is informative.

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Key West, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The Eco-discovery center clearly portrays the environment of the island and oceans surrounding it. Plenty to see and do

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Russell, Kentucky
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Good place to bring the kids for a chance to learn about the local wildlife. If you're looking for something to do on a budget, give this place a go!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Kinda out of the way, not too much there but the movie they have is very good. Helpful staff. Free, with hands on displays.

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New Freedom, Pennsylvania, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My family of four visited here when we made a trip from Marathon to Key West. This was a gem as it was free admittance and free parking. A rare find in Key West. It was a very nice center with lots of information about different types of reefs and and the impact on our Eco-system. There was a really... More

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Florida
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great free experience that will educate you on the wonderful water resources we have in Florida and how to protect them. I highly recommend that you spend the time to see this. It is for all ages, air conditioned, and worth a donation of a free dollars to help the cause.

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Vienna, Austria
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is a good display of what the Government is doing to make sure that the reef here is preserved. It's a free tour and video and is worth stopping in to see.

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