Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West

Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, Key West (must see)

A free, kid-friendly museum in Key West? – Yes, indeed. The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is just one such – an educational facility focused on the unique ecology and environment of the Florida Keys that offers programs and activities for visitors of all ages.

Opened in 2007 and operated by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the center features interactive exhibits and displays information about the diverse ecosystem of the Florida Keys, including the importance of these habitats, the animals and plants living there, and the threats they face from human activities and climate change.

Upon arriving, you enter the section that contains replicas of hammocks, mangrove forests, seagrass beds, and dunes. One of the center's key attractions is a 2,500-gallon living reef exhibit, which showcases the vibrant coral reefs found in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys. The exhibit features a variety of marine species, including colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, and even sharks. Also, there is a replica of the NOAA undersea laboratory, plus a 3D video about underwater reefs and shipwrecks.

In addition to the exhibits, the center offers guided tours, workshops, and hands-on activities that allow visitors to learn about the ecology and conservation of the Florida Keys in a fun and engaging way.

A definite stop for anyone with kids in Key West and those genuinely interested in learning more about the local ocean life!

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Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center on Map

Sight Name: Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Sight Location: Key West, USA (See walking tours in Key West)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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