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Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

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Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Lots of history

We learned a lot about the history of Florida Keys and Tamiami Trail. The short film on the... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Maria Elena S
Interesting find!

Interesting place! Learned some new information about the history of the Keys. Some of the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2018
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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.
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Overseas Highway MM 82 by Islander Resort, Islamorada, FL 33036
+1 305-922-2237
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

We learned a lot about the history of Florida Keys and Tamiami Trail. The short film on the everglades and our ecosystem was great.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Maria Elena S
Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank coconutpalmtree
Reviewed 21 May 2018

This is a great place to go and see artifacts, movies and touch-screen stories of the Keys History. It will keep your interest. Movies were factual especially hurricane stories.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank SWBW0608
Reviewed 30 April 2018

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.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank dlnhajfl
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Kathyame
Reviewed 2 April 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank mashaddict
Reviewed 17 March 2018

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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank William G
Reviewed 3 March 2018

happened by on a windy day and enjoyed the displays. didn't realize that sea levels have been rising for thousands of years ! I understand the place was damaged by Irma so check ahead of time.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank melekalikimaka57
Reviewed 11 February 2018

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

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed 25 January 2018

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

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Mimi S
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