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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

35 E Quay Rd, Key West, Florida 33040 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Open Now
Sat 9a-3p
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible

“interactive and dynamic exhibits”

Enter the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and take a journey into the world of the native plants and animals of the Keys, both on land and underwater. Leave with an increased awareness and appreciation of the need to protect and conserve the ecosystem of South Florida.The Center features over 6,000 square feet of interactive and dynamic exhibits including a mock-up of Aquarius, the world's only underwater ocean laboratory. Once inside, you can explore exhibits interpreting the ecology of Keys' habitats, from the upland pinelands through the hardwood hammock and beach dune. From there, you’ll travel down to the mangrove shoreline, where you can enter the sea to learn about the seagrass flats, hardbottom, coral reef, and deep-shelf communities. Stop in to the Center’s theater to catch “Reflections of the Florida Keys,” a short film on the diverse ecosystem of the Florida Keys by renowned filmmaker Bob Talbot. Designated on November 16, 1990, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary is one of 14 marine protected areas that make up the National Marine Sanctuary System. Administered by NOAA, a federal agency, and jointly managed with the State of Florida, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary protects 2,900 square nautical miles of waters surrounding the Florida Keys, from south of Miami westward to encompass the Dry Tortugas, excluding Dry Tortugas National Park.

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Reviewed by
devin.newmeyer

  • 31 Reviews
  • 15 Helpful
September 16, 2014
Rated 5.0

It's free to get in (donation boxes are at various spots)! A little out of the way (though nothing is very far on Key West), but worth the few extra blocks. Make sure you watch the movie (it's only about 20 minutes)!

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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

35 E Quay Rd
Key West, Florida
33040 USA

Hours

Open now until 3:00 pm
  • Fri, Sat: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Wed, Thu: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Sun: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Street Parking
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