2017 Art Festival!

It's that time of the year when our annual Pigeon Key Art Festival rolls into town! This year The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center will be hosting its 23rd annual Art Festival right here in Marathon, Florida. Running from Saturday, Febr... Read More

Become a Member Today!

The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center is excited to announce the launching of our yearly membership with new levels to choose from! By becoming a member of The Pigeon Key Foundation, you can choose your donation level and obtain the bene... Read More

Fall 2016 Updates and More!

The weather may be cooling down on Pigeon Key, but we are enjoying our fall that has been filled with education groups, outreach events and more. We have an average daily temperature of 75-80 degrees and water temperatures averaging around 75 degrees!... Read More

Captain’s Licenses!

The full time staff of The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center are getting their OUPV Captain’s licenses! OUPV stands for “Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels”. This license allows the Captain to operate a vessel up to 100 gros... Read More

Marine Protected Areas

Marine protected areas, also known as MPAs, set aside designated marine environments to conserve critical habitats like coral reefs! Every Education groups that stays at the Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center visits Sombrero Key Reef; ... Read More

World Oceans Day 2016

“Even if you never have the chance to see or touch the ocean, the ocean touches you with breath you take, every drop of water you drink, every bite you consume. Everyone, everywhere is inextricably connected to and utterly dependent upon the existen... Read More

Treasure Village Montessori Day-Trip

The second and third grade classes of Treasure Village Montessori of Islamorada recently spent the day at the Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center learning about invertebrates and sharks! The group of excited youngsters collected all types of c... Read More

Earth Day Celebration!

The first Earth day was on April 22, 1970 and 20 million Americans came together to celebrate environmental reform. Later that year the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was created. In 1990 Earth Day went international and is now celebrated in mo... Read More

Florida Manatees

The West Indian Manatee (Trichechus manatus) is a fascinating and delightful animal that has been known to stop by Pigeon Key from time to time. The common name “West Indian” doesn’t refer to the coun... Read More

Meet our 2016 Education Interns!

The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center would like to introduce our newest staff members that have joined our team for the 2016 Education Season! These four interns will aid in the teaching of marine science p... Read More