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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
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$19.95*
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Key West Hop-on Hop-off Narrated Trolley Tour
Ranked #15 of 169 things to do in Key West
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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!
Redlands
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Worth a Visit”
Reviewed December 28, 2011

Been there twice with my now 6 year old. Small, but a nice collection of mostly interactive exhibits. The 20 minute film "Reflections of the Florida Keys" is terrific; its worth visiting just to see that.

Visited June 2011
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Cool fish tank”
Reviewed December 26, 2011

Our seven-month old loved the big fish tank, and we learned some about the local habitat. Overall a fun place for an hour if the weather isn't great and you want to be indoors.

Visited December 2011
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Caught it on a Sunday”
Reviewed December 21, 2011

The center was on Sunday schedule so we saw bare bones. I'll bet it's cool when it's open at full running schedule. I would definitely go back.

Visited December 2011
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“Not a bad place, and FREE”
Reviewed December 20, 2011

It started off as a staff member welcomed us and told us about the place. The aquarium section, though small, is interesting. There is a 20 minute film that is about a woman explaining how she has explored the ecosystem in her life. Then we went and saw the land and sea exhibits

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Vancouver
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“A nice, cool (& free!) retreat - very informative with a wonderful film!”
Reviewed December 15, 2011

Free, a few reef displays with fish to look at, lots of interactive & informative displays and a wonderful film to watch at the end!

Visited December 2011
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