Meet the Staff: Casey Howley–Brigham

Casey Howley–Brigham has been a part of The Pigeon Key Foundation and Marine Science Center staff for the past 6 years and the Education and Summer Camp Director since 2018. She is the main contact and organizer for our education groups and summer c... Read More

Creature Feature: Peacock Mantis Shrimp

The ocean is rife with intimidating and effective predators, both big and, unexpectedly, tiny. The most infamous are large animals such as great white sharks, killer whales, and colossal squids. However, some less obvious predators possess incredible ... Read More

BOGO Admission through October 15th!

Admission to Pigeon Key will be Buy One, Get One through the 15th of October! Our island tour consists of a guided, historical account of how Pigeon Key came to be. The island was turned into a work camp for Henry Flagler's Overseas Railway and has se... Read More

Historical Tours Resume August 8th!

The following information below will apply to historical tours when they resume August 8th

Spots on the ferry boat will be limited and visitor's will be taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Tickets can be purchased in-person a... 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

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