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“Worth a trip” 4 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 83 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!
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“Worth a trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

One of the only things on Key West that you can do and not get charged. It has nice exhibits and do not miss the USS Coast Guard Ship next door. They are both great side trips, not crowded and the admission into the Coast Guard ship is worth every penny.

Visited November 2012
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“Well worth going”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

This is worth going too, it has some nice exhibits and a great aquarium, its all free and on the way to the beach and park on the south tip. You will probably on,y stay for 30-60 minutes unless you are really into this sort of thing but its free and in a good location

Visited November 2012
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“F-R-E-E”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

At the entrance to Fort Zachery Taylor--A very informative exhibit...worthwhile place to visit. The eco-center covers both land and marine life. The place is very hands on so the kids will enjoy.

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Visited November 2012
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“What is being done to preserve the eco system”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

There is no admission fee but an excellent exhibit to preserving life in the keys- an excellent 20 minute movie to see well worth the visit after seeing the cutter next door

Visited November 2012
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“Not Much Here”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

There is not much here but it is free and if you are arriving by cruise ship and it is your only chance to see displays describing Southern Florida’s ecosystems, it is probably worth a short visit. However, if you have spent any time at the Everglades or Key Biscayne National Park or Pennakamp Coral Reef State Park, I would not bother with the Eco-Discovery Center as the information and displays at these other locations is much better and more in depth.

Visited April 2012
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