Explore the different ecosystems, creatures, history, and conservation efforts of the Florida Keys at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. Featuring more than 6,000 square feet of interactive exhibits, learn how to be a part of the solution to protect paradise.The center is located on the Truman Annex waterfront in Key West. Admission is always free (and so is parking), so be sure to stop by for a visit!
This visitor center provides a range of accessibility features for every visitor to enjoy the exhibits. The center is a KultureCity Sensory Inclusive Facility. The videos within the exhibits are open-captioned and narrated, and the exhibit text is available in several languages, such as English, Spanish, German, French, and Haitian Creole. Visit our website to learn more information specifically about wheelchair mobility, service animals, sight and hearing impaired assistance, and sensory friendly assistance.
Mobility accessibility further information:
- Service dogs are always welcome at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center. We follow the U.S. Department of Justice’s requirements for service dogs as listed under the Americans with Disabilities Act. Service dogs are defined as animals trained to provide assistance to a person with a disability.
- The handicap parking spaces are designed to accommodate ramps from either the side or the rear of the vehicle.
- Wheelchair Accessibility/Mobility
- All the walking and viewing areas are wheelchair friendly.
- Both restrooms are wheelchair friendly.
- There are no stairs or ramps, as it is only a ground floor.
- The Help Desk is wheelchair friendly.
- During exhibit renovations in 2022, all the exhibit text was designed to be easily read with large, contrasting font text and color. There are printed large text documents available in several languages.
Autism/Sensory accessibility information:
- All videos within the exhibits are open captioned and narrated.
- The 20-minute film in the theater is closed captioned and narrated.
Other accessibility information:
- KultureCity Sensory Inclusive Facility. (https://www.kulturecity.org/). Staff and volunteers have had training to cater to people of all ages and backgrounds that may have certain sensory needs. This is not limited to autism, but individuals experiencing PTSD, dementia, or those who may just be overstimulated. We offer sensory bags that help lessen the sensory overload and a sensory room where people can take a break from the exhibits and crowds.
- Audio tour available in English, Spanish, French, and Haitian Creole.
- Large text documents of exhibit text available in English, Spanish, German, French, and Haitian Creole.