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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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Address: 35 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-809-4750
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Description: The Eco-Discovery Center features more than 6,000 square feet of...
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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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Jacksonville, Florida

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

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.

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Palm Bay, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

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.

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Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Free entry but they accept donations. Lovely exhibit and totally worth seeing. They have displays of the plants and animals of the Keys. Thee is also a very interesting film and a 3-D film that's awesome. Worth checking out especially since it's free. I think all ages can enjoy this center.

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Knoxville, TN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately got there at the end of the day so just had a little time. It closes at 4 or 4:30. Give yourself 2 hours. So I can just vouch for the video in the auditorium - A+ and the screen that shows 3-D when you put on the glasses---fish swimming out to you.

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Columbus, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

It was rather small but informational. Would be good for children. I was thinking it was more of an aquarium but it only has pictures and info to read about the scenes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Small, high quality collection of interactive exhibits. We especially enjoyed the 3d video diving experience and fish tanks. Be sure to leave a donation to help with reef restoration.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

What a great way to cool down! This is a self touring center with staff on hand if you have any questions. The entire center has interactive touch screens that you can learn all about the plants and animals around you in the Keys. The movie room in the back is educational but also wonderful to watch the woman swimming... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Always make a stop here on the way to Fort Zachary Beach. A great educational establishment with interactive activities, visual models, a small aquariums, and a documentary theater whose purpose is to reminds one how important it is to take care and be educated about the environment, particularly the ocean. Always learn something new on each visit. A must do,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We needed to spend some time out of the sun before we flew out of KW. We went to the Eco-Discovery Center and spent about an hour looking at the interactive exhibits and watching the movie. I wish we could have stayed longer. Our kids really enjoyed learning about the reef, fish, diving expeditions, etc. It is a great place... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This is a must do for all ages; the information, interactive stations, 3-d experience, stepping into the make shift model of the underwater living/working quarters for the scientists and, the helpful staff willing to supply answers and information. Free entry; donations accepted.

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Address: 35 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040
Phone Number: +1 305-809-4750
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Florida Keys  >  Key West

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