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.

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.

Electric Car Charging Station

Red car plugged into station on side of building.

Why not charge your plug-in electric car while visiting the Eco-Discovery Center? Our electric car charging station, located on the southeast side of the building, includes two types of plugs for full-sized electric vehicles. The Eaton Level 2 plug fits most electric vehicle models and brands, while the Tesla HWPC plug-in is specific to Tesla models. (Sorry, but electric golf carts and scooters that use standard household plugs will not be able to charge at this station).

Cost and Charge Time:
  • Cars may charge for up to eight hours. Please note the amount of electric current that charges the battery during this time varies depending on car and battery models.
  • Eaton Level 2 charger costs 50 cents per hour and must be paid using a debit or credit card.
  • Tesla HWPC charger is free, courtesy of a partnership between Tesla, Florida Tesla Enthusiasts, and Mote Marine Laboratory.   More...
  • Again, please note electric golf cart and scooter plugs will not be able to charge at this station.