Florida Keys History & Discovery Center

82100 Overseas Highway, Islamorada, FL 33036 - United States

305-922-2237

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Keys History & Discovery Center is a 7,500 square foot facility offering two floors of exhibits, a 35-seat movie theater, and the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library. The Discovery Center’s first floor focuses on a series of permanent exhibits exploring the vast history associated with the Upper Keys and includes: Legends of the Line, First People, 1733 Treasure Fleet, Pirates, Wreckers, and Salvage, Indian Key, Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, Stories of the Upper Keys, and 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

On the second floor, a state-of-the-art movie theater shows documentaries about the building of Flagler’s Railway, 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, and the Life and Times of Dr. Henry Perrine. Also on the second floor is a traveling exhibit, Treasures of NOAA’s Ark. This explores the history of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dating back to 18007 when Thomas Jefferson established the nation’s first scientific agency, the Survey of the U.S. Coast. This exhibit is on site through February 2019.

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Keys History & Discovery Center is a 7,500 square foot facility offering two floors of exhibits, a 35-seat movie theater, and the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library. The Discovery Center’s first floor focuses on a series of permanent exhibits exploring the vast history associated with the Upper Keys and includes: Legends of the Line, First People, 1733 Treasure Fleet, Pirates, Wreckers, and Salvage, Indian Key, Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, Stories of the Upper Keys, and 1935 Labor Day Hurricane.

On the second floor, a state-of-the-art movie theater shows documentaries about the building of Flagler’s Railway, 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, and the Life and Times of Dr. Henry Perrine. Also on the second floor is a traveling exhibit, Treasures of NOAA’s Ark. This explores the history of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) dating back to 18007 when Thomas Jefferson established the nation’s first scientific agency, the Survey of the U.S. Coast. This exhibit is on site through February 2019.

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