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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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  • The Eco -Discovery center has some nice exhibits and displays (normally I'm not a museum person). I like the three-D film of a local reef. It really takes only a few minutes to "take-in " the whole pl...  more »
  • Interesting center, much information about ecology, fish, environment, area history, and an engaging video. Problem signage to find it, and because of current construction, there was no safe sidewalk ...  more »
  • The movie is excellen showing the various animals in the ocean and displays provide a good understanding of the eco system in the Keys  more »
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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.