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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 #16 of 180 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!
Reviewed February 20, 2013

While walking from our rental on Simonton to Truman Annex, we overshot our mark and ended up here. The day was hot and the sun was strong, so we saw the word "FREE", and popped in to use the bathroom and grab a drink of water. Interesting little place...we spent some time wandering around and learning about the Keys' ecosystem. There's a fun, pretty movie that shows every half hour, and a science submarine simulator. Best of all, it was air conditioned, right by the ocean, and the inside is soothing and dark! We'll definitely pop in again, the next time we need a respite from the Florida sun.

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Reviewed February 18, 2013

This is one of the best kept secrets in Key West! A neat little educational site that is FREE and has FREE parking! Can you believe it? In Key West?? There is a great movie there, and it's a great place to spend an hour or two with the kids. You can also visit Fort Zachary Taylor, which is right next door, and costs less than $10 for a family. It's also a great piece of history. We like to park there and then walk around Truman Annex when we're done - beautiful!

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Very informative and you can visit a submarine the tanks of fish and coral are beautiful and the 3 D glasses provided is amazing.

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Reviewed February 9, 2013

It's a fabulous spot - really an educational and fun place. Very informative guides working and we learned alot.

Thank MontanaSheep
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Reviewed February 9, 2013

They had a small number of very nice exhibits, including a small tank of corals and sea life. The movie was very good. Enough to see in about an hour, and no charge.

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