Tours Postponed for Summer Camp

The Pigeon Key Foundation is looking forward to our 2020 Marine Summer Camp season that will run Monday-Friday from July 6th to August 7th. While fun and education are important to our campers’ experience, safety is always the man focus of our staff... Read More

2020 Summer Camp!

The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center will be holding it's annual Marine Science Summer Camp this July and August. Campers can look forward to Marine Science Programming, Snorkeling, Fishing, Squid & Shark Dissections, Field Games, and ... Read More

From Trash to Treasure

Here on Pigeon Key, the oldest standing building is the Section Gang Quarters which was built in 1909. Historically, the Section Gang Quarters housed 64 men at once during the construction of the Florida East Coast Extension and Seven Mile Bridge, a r... Read More

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

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