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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

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35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040-8391
+1 305-809-4750
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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!
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35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040-8391
+1 305-809-4750
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Reviewed 14 November 2015

We biked to this attraction, which is close by the USCG Cutter Ingham, a maritime museum. We learned about the formation of the Keys and their evolving ecology.and better understand the area's' important contribution to natures' aquaculture. Good explanation of coral life cycles and reef...More

Thank dennis32080
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Beautiful facility for learning about the keys. Love to take the grandchildren there and we enjoy it too. Be sure to watch the movie.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I recommend visiting the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center - it is worth looking at the exhibits, some of which are live. The movie, which shows every 30 minutes, was very well done. We enjoyed it tremendously! Watch the movie - you won't be disappointed!

Thank ZeeAviatrix
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Located on the water and a short walk from Duval Street. This is a perfect stop on a rainy day or for a little break from the sun. The eco center offers viewing aquariums, information on local eco systems, coral reefs as well as interactive...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 27 October 2015

You get to view some live, underwater creatures - then you get to read history about the habitat and also the natural and man-made coral reefs. Then there is a movie that teaches you about the underwater life in Florida. Such an amazing place.

Thank ConnieJoe
Reviewed 26 October 2015

nice setup to let people lean the eco system in FL and FL Keys. I suggest that you stop by this place first before you go for any kind of kayak, canoe, snorkeling or scuba diving trip. it gives you the knowledge of what to...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 26 October 2015

My wife and I visited here and learned a lot about the habitat of the area. Of special interest was learning how they are trying to regrow coral and recreate the reefs. Great stuff here for the whole family. A nice break for the otherwise...More

Thank DanielsTrainingServ
Reviewed 24 October 2015

We decided to visit this after picking up a brochure and noticing that it is free. Much to my surprise, it is a National Park Center - a short movie starts the building. Very informative on the way reefs are built and how the water...More

Thank lynn10749
Reviewed 23 October 2015

The modern museum has different exhibits focusing on sea life. It contains some small aquariums and they show a film in their theater.

Thank honestrealreviews
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

Indoors and perfect for a rainy afternoon. Is located right next to the entrance to Fort Taylor so it makes a great back-up plan if you need some time to refresh in an air conditioned building in the summer heat. Only takes a couple of...More

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19 October 2015|
Response from NOAA-ONMS | Property representative |
This is an educational visitor center for the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary doesn't operate a hotel, but you can come to learn about the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Keys!