Pigeon Key Temporarily Closed

Our Pigeon Key Visitor's Center and our island facility is currently closed due to the developing COVID-19. There will also be no docking allowed at our facility.

While we are closed, our staff is committed to keeping Pigeon Key a safe... Read More

Our 2020 Education Interns

From left to right: Alli Dickey, Randy Thomas, Dana Donkle, and Brooke Harowitz

Alli Dickey recently graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with two degrees in Fisheries and Wildlife and Journalism. She original... Read More

Art Festival Announcement

For the past 25 years, the Pigeon Key Foundation has hosted our annual Art Festival. As our biggest fundraiser of the year, it has been amazing to see our local community come together to support us time and time again. The Pigeon Key Art Festival sta... Read More

Pigeon Key History

If you’ve been out to visit the island or driven past recently, you may have noticed our many construction projects this year! Between the ramps reconstruction and the Old 7 Mile Bridge repairs, Pigeon Key has been home to barges, cranes, and bulldo... Read More

Creature Feature: The Redeye Sponge Crab

The animal kingdom is abundant in adaptations that work to hide, conceal, and confuse using tactics as simple as adhering an unassuming sponge to one’s back. Enter: the sponge crab! Our 2019 Marine Science Education season on Pigeon Key has been th... Read More

Bonefish and Tarpon Trust Research

Pigeon Key has had a busy and exciting spring filled with Marine Science Education groups as well as new research endeavors! We recently partnered with the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust of Southern Florida in hopes of providing new information about the ... Read More

4Ocean Beach Cleanup

It has been almost two years since Hurricane Irma devastated the Florida Keys and beyond, and many business, communities, and families are still trying to fully recover and get back on their feet. Bahia Honda State Park, arguably one of the most favor... Read More

First Group of January 2019- GutMonkey!

Every year, for the past 4 years, Pigeon Key has been hosting a leadership training retreat for the organization GutMonkey. Specifically, we have been working with the Generation IX Project, a group of individuals age 18 to 35 with a genetic bleeding ... Read More