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“Amazing!” 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 84 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!
Delray Beach, Florida
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“Amazing!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

This is an amazing little gem tucked away near Fort Zachery. If you are into nature, you must see this. Nice exhibits and take some time out to view the movie. Best of all... it free!!

Visited July 2013
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Key West, Florida
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“Fun educational visit on your way to the beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

I bring many friends and family here when they visit. There are several beautiful local coral tanks with local fish, lion fish, interactive learning, 3D movie, full screen movie, local birds, and more. And it's free! Not open every day, spend about an hour here

Visited June 2013
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Port Richey, Florida
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Something to do for free!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

It was a nice place, but nothing really exciting. The movie was good and there was a lot of things to look at and learn.

Visited July 2013
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Tampa, Florida
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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
“Great educational experience.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Riding bikes we came into this FREE place for some a/c. They did a great job of educating visitors about Florida and its ecosystem. Loved the interactive exhibits too. Can't believe it's free!

Visited July 2013
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West Palm Beach, Florida
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“Wonderful FREE Family Experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

When I first walked into this place, I kept looking for the entrance where I needed to pay. If you are looking to be entertained and hoping for an aquarium experience, then keep on walking. This is an interactive educational exhibit for the entire family that shares valuable information about all the different ecosystems in and around the Keys. We thoroughly enjoyed it, but we're also interested in nature and learning about preserving our environment. Be sure to catch the film shown in the theatre at the far end of the exhibits. It's so well done, showing different plant and animal life in the area. I highly recommend a visit here. It's so much more than A/C and clean bathrooms for the intellectually curious!

Visited July 2013
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