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“A must see in Key West” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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
Type: Science Museums, Aquariums, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Specialty Museums
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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!
Westerville, Ohio
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“A must see in Key West”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very interesting and informative of ocean life around the Key West waters. It really opens up your eyes of the life in the surrounding oceans. A great place to spend about an hour or so.

Visited September 2012
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wash dc
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“Uninspiring”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Admission is free, so I feel like I shouldn't complain, but the informational video was so dull and irrelevant, I fell asleep. The exhibits were ok, but there are many other more interesting places to see in Key West and its environs.

Visited November 2012
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“Interesting exhibits and a fun learning experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

Another very worthwhile and free attraction. Especially enjoyed the coral reef and tropical fish tanks. Be sure to catch the short video, Reflections of the Florida Keys.

Visited November 2012
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“The 3D TV”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

The 3D underwater video showing on the TV was grrrrreat. You feel like your right in the water with the fish. The schools of fish seem like they swim within a couple of inches of your face. Do not miss it. It is also a free attraction to visit in Key West.

Visited October 2012
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“Learn a LOT about the local ocean ecology”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

We had questions concerning some of the beasties we saw on our trip out to Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas, and we got answers here. The volunteers are well informed and the exhibits are very well done. Worth the trip, it's free, and it's very close to the Truman Little White House and the Coast Guard Cutter Ingham Museum.

Visited October 2012
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