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A world-class museum featuring interactive exhibits delving into Florida Keys history, aquariums exploring the Florida Reef, Corals, and the invasive Lionfish, a 35-seat movie theater, and research library.
Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Overseas Highway MM 82 by Islander Resort, Islamorada, FL 33036
Interesting place! Learned some new information about the history of the Keys. Some of the interactive screens were pretty slow to work. The volunteer at the front desk was friendly and knowledgeable. Really liked the piece on how Robbie’s was started!
Beautiful facility with friendly well informed staff of volunteers. The history of the railroad construction and the hurricanes was both interesting and educational. Can't wait for the Mote Marine exhibit. WELL DONE!! Thank You.
This small museum is located in the Convention Center at mile marker 82.4, across from the Trading Post.
There are very nice displays and artifacts giving insight into the history of the Keys.
Three films are shown, the first introduces the viewer to Dr. Petrine...More
We enjoy visiting local history museums when we travel. The Florida Keys has an interesting past and is presented here in both passive and interactive ways. It has room to grow and plans to fill those rooms. It will be interesting to return on a...More
The Discovery Center tells the history of the Keys from the Spanish explorers to the destruction of the Flaglar Rail Road from the 1935 huricane. Very clean and the staff is informative and delightful. Well worth the visit.
Sometimes you wonder if a "museum" is a museum or a roadside attraction. This is mostly museum. Read the signs and go upstairs for the entire movie series. If you ever at a pineapple, an avocado, Mango, or had malaria--- Dr. Perrine is a man...More
We spent nearly 3 hours here reading everything and watching a little of a movie upstairs. Patty was helpful getting us started. The displays tell the story of the Keys: history, geography, Flagler train, hurricane disasters, pineapple farms, and everything. Not a huge place but...More