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“Educational and fun”

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 August 24, 2014

We visited the Discovery Center the same day as our visit to the Coast Guard Ship Ingham. They are right next door to each other. AC was much needed at that point of the day. Interactive for the kids. You don't need much more than an hour there.

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Reviewed August 21, 2014

Modest sized exhibition of habitat of Florida Keys with slant on nature and conservancy. Something for everyone with a 20 min film show. Air conditioned. Free parking. Next to Fort Zachary Taylor. Can easily be combined in visit.

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Reviewed August 15, 2014

Definitely worth a 1-2 hour visit if you are in Key West. It's not big but very informative. There's a small cinema that shows a 20 minute film that I enjoyed. It's not the most mind blowing place to visit but I found it very interesting and when it's free you can't grumble!

Thank Luke1301
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

We went there after our tour on the coast guard ship museum USS Ingham. It is full air conditioned which is a plus after the temperatures on and in the ship. Very interesting for smaller kids. Our son was not so impressed as we saw a lot of the animals and corals during our snorkeling tour with Floridays. But this shouldn't rate this venue down.

Thank Raphael B
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Reviewed August 12, 2014

We stopped by on a bike ride. We weren't expecting much, but we were very surprised. The exhibits are well-designed and the staff was very knowledgeable. Plus, it's free! A great place for families, too.

Thank nhcarol
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