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.
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center Reviews
This place is an amazing air conditioned location to learn about the natural environment of the Keys and cool off for free. more »
FREE admission, though you can make a donation, adds to the value of this well-laid out eco-spot. The 20-minute film gives a good introduction to reef life in the Keys - though anyone who's taken a..... more »
Totally Awesome! You will learn everything about our states unique coral reef system and so much more about the Florida Keys and our surrounding environment. It's totally free, based on donations only, which you should feel honored to give it's so well worth it. You have the most friendly, knowledgeable, volunteers to give you information, as well as guided tours. I was given the most awesome poster of the reef system both front and back explain the entire coral reef. I had wanted to go there each time I went down to KW, but somehow kept missing it. Check the hours because they are closed on Mondays. This is a Key West must see and every bit worth it!
The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center was a lot of fun for my family and I. The staff (whom I believe consisted entirely of volunteers) were very knowledgeable, helpful, and friendly. Their passion for what they are doing is very evident. The exhibits are very interactive and educational. The Aquarius exhibit was my personal favorite. Surprisingly, this is one of the very few things you can do for free in Key West, and happened to be one of the best things we did.
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