Plan a Visit to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

The information below will help you plan a visit to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Located in NOAA’s Dr. Nancy Foster Florida Keys Environmental Complex on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West, the Center features more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, which interpret the resources and management efforts of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, two national parks, and four national wildlife refuges. Admission is always free, so be sure to stop by for a visit.

Current Art Exhibition: The Sinking World

Diver views art on side of shipwreck.

Shipwrecks offer a thrill to divers when they teem once more with new life, thanks to the inexorable ecology of marine creatures. This winter at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center, visitors can catch a top-side viewing of this spectacle in The Sinking World exhibition, as artist Andreas Franke transforms two ‘creaky steel monsters’ – World War II ships intentionally sunk to create artificial habitat – into enchanting scenes.   More...

Operating Hours

Tuesday - Saturday
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)
Dates and times for special events are listed on our Calendar of Events.

Admission is free and so is parking!

Where to Find Us

35 East Quay Road, Key West, FL 33040

The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is located at the end of Southard Street in the Truman Annex in Key West, across the street from Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park.

Directions:
Arriving from the north:
Take US 1 South
Turn right on North Roosevelt Boulevard
Continue on Roosevelt; it will turn into Truman Avenue
Take a right on Whitehead Street
Take a left on Southard Street
Go straight until you see the Center on the right

Group Visits

School and tour groups are welcome and encouraged to visit the Center. Please call and coordinate your visit in advance with Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center staff to ensure the best possible visit for your members.

Contact the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center at 305-809-4750 or FKEDC@noaa.gov.