Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West

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Learn about the region's unique ecosystems at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. This museum’s interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations offer educational experiences for visitors of all ages. Exhibits display diverse local environments, from the mangroves and beaches, to the coral reef of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Explore the museum’s replica of the Aquarius undersea laboratory to gain insight into scientific research of marine ecosystems. Don't miss the Living Reef exhibit that displays live coral and tropical fish. The museum is air-conditioned, offering a nice break on hot summer days. Donations are welcome. Plan your visit to Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Key West trip planner .
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  • Lots of good exhibits and historical information about Key West and its waters, with at least one short movie. A good rainy or chilly day activity.  more »
  • this free centre was clearly set up for school tours - it has interesting and interactive exhibits about the local coral reefs, and very friendly and helpful volunteers  more »
  • Staff was out-going and friendly. It is an amazing display and very well laid out. Learned much about the eco-systems of the Keys. Very surprising to find multiple governmental groups working together...  more »
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  • Great little center that is very informational. You'll learn a lot about the local ecosystem and the animals that inhabit it. Free, so makes a great stop before or after Fort Zachary park. Definitely not only for the kids.
  • We saw this was free and had to stop in. Friendly staff and is pretty great small museum to see while in Key West!
  • Staff and rangers very friendly and informative. Nice place to go especially on a rainy day. Plus it's free. They have educational programs for children which I think would be worth looking into.
  • This is a very informative nature center. We homeschooled in Florida, and studied for a number of state level environmental competitions, and I must say that the information about the ecosystems is spot on. Great movie worth waiting for as well. All free, but donations appreciated. Worth the stop to learn about Florida!
  • One of the best completely free attractions in Key West. They have a lot of good information for non-locals and some nice live marine life exhibits. One of the best things there is the video on Coral Reefs in the Keys.

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