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“Interesting and Educational”

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 177 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!
Tacoma, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Interesting and Educational”
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Learned quite a bit on our tour. Really enjoyed the interactive learning tools and the aquariums! The film was outstanding and relaxing.

Visited May 2014
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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37 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“educational”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

After a day of snorkeling at fort zach it was great visiting there to learn about the plants and fish i seen. Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated

Visited May 2014
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Miami, Florida
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210 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Put this on your to-do list”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

I've been to Key West many times, but I had never been to the Eco-Discovery Center until April. It's well worth spending an hour or two hear and the movie was quite good. Best part is that it is free, something pretty unusual in pricey Key West.

Visited April 2014
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Surrey
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Well Worth it”
Reviewed May 9, 2014

To get out of the sun, this is a great place to learn how everything works and what the underwater world looks like

Visited April 2014
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Warsaw, Indiana
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“A place to discover”
Reviewed May 8, 2014

...The day we arrived in Key West, a festival was being held in the area near Ft. Zachary Taylor. While we were there, we noticed the Eco-discovery Center and returned to it a few days later. We walked to it although there is parking nearby. Admission to this recently constructed, air-conditioned building is free.
...As you enter, you are greeted by one of the friendly volunteers who orients you to the building and gives a little spiel about the Center activities. You can then roam through the building and view displays and you can watch a short beautiful theater video about eco activities. The center is small and not all the displays are well laid out but all are interesting.
...This is an excellent place to spend time with interactive exhibits and watch a spectacular 3-d video about the reefs in the Keys. I would imagine this is all especially well received on a hot sticky day as you sit in the air-conditioned building.
...People of all ages would enjoy the exhibits and I recommend highly a visit to the Eco-discovery Center.

Visited April 2014
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