Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

The Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center is almost ready to open! We are looking forward to raising the curtain on the state-of-the-art facility in November.

Eco-Discovery Center seagrass and theater exhibits
Eco-Discovery Center coral reef exhibit

We have been working hard with our partners to bring the community and visitors new, interactive and engaging exhibits that encourage exploration of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Visitors will dive into the reef with immersive digital interactives, audio, and tactile objects. "Paddle" through the mangroves and hear what creatures call this unique environment home. Learn about the maritime heritage

Do you have any questions? Contact EDC Manager Emily Kovacs at: Emily.Kovacs@noaa.gov or call 305-‪809-4753.

As we prepare to open fully to the public, we are looking for volunteers!

Help us protect, restore, and inspire others to connect with the unique marine resources of the Florida Keys.

We are currently seeking volunteers for the following positions:

  • Eco-Discovery Center Docent (4 hour shift once per week)

Volunteers must be age 16 or older for most positions, and are required to pass a background check including fingerprints.

For more information on volunteering, please visit our volunteer page or email Elizabeth.Trueblood@noaa.gov.

Eco-Discovery Center paddle board exhibit