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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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Key West, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

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
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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 NEW

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Suffern, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Nice free way to learn about the area. Enjoyed interactive items, 3D screen, short film. Employee pleasant.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

FREE!!!! Great place to learn about how the reef grow and how they protect the coast. Great learning center for kids.

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Folsom, NJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

This was new since our last trip to the keys, it was about 500 ft from where we were staying. This place is great really helped the kids understand the environment that provided all the cool stuff they saw on this trip

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PA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

We really enjoyed this location. Someone had come to our hotel (Hyatt Beach House) to share information with the kids. We went to the location and had a great time. They have a 15-20 minute movie that was fun to watch and lots of things to look and learn. I would recommend this to anyone in the area.

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