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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West

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Science Museum Zoo / Aquarium
Learn about the region's rich ecosystems at Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. This natural history museum’s interactive exhibits and multimedia presentations offer educational experiences for visitors of all ages. Above-water and marine exhibits display diverse local environments, from the mangroves and beaches, to the ocean depths. 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. To visit Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center and get the most from your holiday in Key West, create itinerary details personal to you using our Key West tour planner.
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  • This is a free attraction that is air conditioned, which is great in the Florida heat. It is very interesting and educational about the local ecosystems.  more »
  • We found this center when we were looking for Fort Zachary Taylor and I am glad we saw it. It was free to get in and was a good break from the heat. Interesting displays. They did have a movie but we ...  more »
  • It's free to get in. There is a 20 minute movie which was just ok. Our 13 year olds were bored. We went on a rainy day which only took about an hour for us to get through it. Glad to see the sun was o...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Fun and free, family-friendly adventure that explores the ecosystem, flora and fauna of the Keys!