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MUSEUMS FOR KIDS IN THE FLORIDA KEYS

 

The Florida Keys has a number of museums and historic sites for visitors to tour, but some will not be of interest to children. A list of places which will catch a child's fancy is provided below. A number of these are located at Tropical Crane Point Hammock.

. Tropical Crane Point Hammock - Marathon MM 50.5

A great place to take the children and several things to see at one location. Children's Museum, Natural History Museum, Nature Trails Tour, and Adderly Village free for youngsters 6 or under, $7.50 for adults. 305-743-9100

Children's Museum of the Florida Keys

Things to touch and see from days gone by when the Florida Keys was home to Indians, pirates, wreckers, and railroaders. Marine life touch tank, fish feeding, interactive pirate ship, "Los Ninos de Los Cayos" . Plenty of fish and animals for kids to see at the childrens museum.

Museum of Natural History of the Florida Keys

Tools, shells, and dioramas of pre-Columbian Indians of the Keys, Spanish and British explorers, simulated underwater cave viewing tropical fish, sharks, lobster and marine life. Museum Gift Shop for souvenirs

  Tour the Adderly Village Historic Site

A short walk from the Museum of Natural History takes you to a restored Bahamian conch house.Tour the "Adderly Village" community , home of Bahamian families in the early 1900's. Learn how these Bahamian settlers lived, how they earned a living, what they ate, how they cared for the sick, the hardships they faced, and how they entertained themselves. Descriptive brochure available.

Nature Trails of Crane Hammock

Marked and self-guided tour trails take you through a hard wood hammock.

 . Indian Key and Lignumvitae Key Tours MM 77.5

Indian Key is a state historic site and only accessible by boat. The boat access fee per person from Robbies is about $15. Look for Robbies under the fishing category. Lots to see on the Island and a guided tour is available twice a day at 9 AM and 1 PM on the island. Kayaks can be rented from Robbies if you wish to get there on your own. Call 305-664-9814 and arrange to arrive early. The Lignumvitae Key Tour is largely botanical in nature and not for young children. Brochure available.

 . Pigeon Key Museum and Visitors Center - MM 47

Take the children to tour historic Pigeon Key. Kids love traveling on the train/tram, a red and silver railroad car replica. from the visitors center on Knights Key over the old Seven-Mile Bridge to a 1912 Railroad Village. Tour the historic island and see the restored early 1900's railroad village. Visitors train to Pigeon Keys starts at 10 AM. 305-289-0025. Bike rentals available. Admission $7.50 adults, $5 for children under 12, preschoolers free. Written guide available.

 . Maritime Museum of the Florida Keys - MM 102

Tour this museum to see treasures rescued from the ocean depths and shipwrecks off the Florida Keys. Ancient coins and artifacts on exhibit plus video of early salvage and treasure diving in times past. 305-451-6444

 . Key West Light House - 938 Whitehouse Street - 305-294-0012

This lighthouse is over one hundred and fifty years old. Tour is self-guided and children can see historical nautical items, check out the gift shop, and climb to the top of the tower. Perched atop the 90 foot lighthouse your tyke will get a view of Key West and may well imagine what it was like for light keepers of old to guide ships to safe anchorage. Free to children less than 7 yrs. old, $2 for 7 to 12 year olds, $6 for all others.

. Mel Fisher Maritime Museum 200 Greene Street, Key West 305-294-2633

See gold and silver bars, Spanish coins, emeralds and gems, jewelry, chains, and other shipwreck artifacts discovered by treasure salvager Mel Fisher. Documentary movie of Fisher's great treasure discovery of the Atocha, Spanish ship sunk in 1622. Adults $6.50, children 6 to 12 - $2. and free for kids under 6 years of age.

 . Key West Aquarium - Whitehead St. and Mallory Square 305- 296-2051

Open from 10 AM to 6 the Aquarium has guided tours at 11 AM and at 1, 3, and 4;30 in the afternoon. Tour times are feeding times for sharks, stingrays, and barracudas. Touch tank for children with crabs, sea cucumbers, urchins, starfish, and such. See and learn about a moray eel, tarpon, snook, grouper, jacks, turtles, tropical fish in their marine habitats.

 

 
ACTIVITIES and PLACES TO VISIT for CHILDREN and FAMILIES
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To find out more about Kids' activities and places to see to make your children's visit to the Keys a rewarding and worthwhile experience, CLICK on the links in the navigtion bar to the left or provided below.
GUIDE INTRODUCTION . KIDS AND RESORTS . BEACHES . NATURE WALKS .
MUSEUMS . WATER SPORTS . MOVIES . DOLPHINS . KAYAKS . GOLF
BOATS TOURS . SNORKEL . DAY PROGRAMS . ATTRACTIONS
BIKING AND SKATING . FISHING . CHILD HEALTH TRAVEL
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ICE CREAM . READING .

 

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