Explore Key West
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Type: Free Attractions, Museums
When the museum admissions and snorkeling tours start to add up, free options are always the way to go - especially when the kids can learn a thing or two. The Eco-Discovery Center provides a look... Read More
When the museum admissions and snorkeling tours start to add up, free options are always the way to go - especially when the kids can learn a thing or two. The Eco-Discovery Center provides a look into the ecosystems of the Florida Keys. On the third Saturday of each month, a kid's workshop is held that educates them about the marine environment through games, crafts, and puzzles. Just a step away from Fort Zachary Taylor State Park, exhibits include an interactive satellite map of the Keys, a replica of the Aquarius underwater laboratory, a 2,500-gallon reef aquarium, and an underwater video camera used for monitoring the health of a coral reef. Stop into the Center's theater to catch "Reflections of the Florida Keys," a short film on the diverse ecosystem of the Florida Keys by renowned filmmaker Bob Talbot.
Hours:Due to COVID-19, please check with the attraction for the most recent updates to their opening hours.
- Free Things to Do, Things to Do with Kids, Attractions near Cruise Port: "On the third Saturday of each month, they hold a fun children's workshop that educates them about the marine environment."
- Best Attractions & Activities: "Don't miss the Living Reef exhibit--a 2,500-gallon reef tank teeming with colorful living corals and tropical fish."
- Best for Free Things to Do, Best Attractions & Activities Because: This free center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, providing an up-close look into the underwater ecosystems of the Florida Keys.
- Best for Things to Do with Kids, Attractions near Cruise Port Because: This interactive free museum, with its 2,500-gallon reef tank, keeps the kiddos entertained and educated.