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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 168 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!
Atlanta, Georgia
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Good To Visit”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

Very informative!! Strongly suggest going here as it raises awareness of the danger that the reefs are in, and provides a wonderful understanding of your surroundings when in the Keys. There is a great movie presentation as well and the overall time to visit the center is actually not very long. There is no charge and they do have donation boxes placed inside, but it is well worth a contribution. I would like to see it expanded in the future.

Visited May 2012
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Fort Myers Florida
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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great place to get out of the heat and learn a few things for free!”
Reviewed May 14, 2012

This discovery center was really a neat place to visit. Lots of hands on exhibits and since we had just snorkeled the day before it was interesting to have names put to the different fish and sea life that we had just observed. The geographical maps of the keys were well done and the staff was knowledgeable and friendly.

Visited May 2012
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Big Pine Key, Florida
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“great”
Reviewed May 12, 2012

it teels you everything about the keys,FREE.it tells abut fish and in there is a movie about coral reef,Did you know all of the keys are coral reef under the sand there is coral

Visited April 2012
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 reviews
“Good information, mostly well presented”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

Admission is free, Static and video presentations are informative but probably a little beyond younger children. A well-made movie was easy to watch but the message wasn't very obvious. Building is well air conditioned, important on a hot day! Staff seem to be in the background, not interacting with visitors very much.

Visited May 2012
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Melbourne, Florida
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9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
“Good Aquariums”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

There are a few exhibits and some good aquariums. It's free.

Visited May 2012
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