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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West
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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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  • there was a movie that I slept through. also when talking about the lion fish problem, he said something about being politically correct which I did not get. I do not know if it is more politically co...  more »
  • As it turned out, this discovery centre. We wandered in here by accident, thought Street Museum, a bit of it in the shade, watched movies, and several aquariums. If you go past-look, a great example of a small museum)
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  • You expect to see live animals or something, but there only has information about the marine life. The only living things are two hedgehogs in a bowl.
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  • 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.
  • It was sooo much fun and u learn many thing to and theres a tresur hunt for the kids😏
  • 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!
  • It is great, but would be even better if the city expanded it. Very interesting exhibits.
  • 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.