Long ago, the area covered by the over 164 acres of the Long Key Natural Area was inhabited by an ancient tribe of Native Americans called the Tequesta. It was later home to the Seminole Indians. Operated by Broward County in the area of Davie, this nature center is home to a wonderful exhibit hall, interactive classroom, banquet hall, theater and trails. Long Key is open from 9am to 5 pm daily.
The exhibit hall features an actual archaeological dig pit; hands on exhibits of native vegetation and birds as well as live animals including snakes, scorpions, frogs and alligators. Within the 2,390-square-foot facility you can also learn more about the history of the Tequesta and Seminole Native Americans. If you have a few minutes, take some time to watch the 12-minute video, Long Key: An Island in the Everglades in the 599-square-foot Everglades Theater. Take a stroll down the pedestrian nature trail or bring your horse for a trail ride to enjoy the magestic oak hammocks. Guided nature walks and educational programming can be scheduled by contacting Long Key.
Have your next bat/bar mitvzah, Quinceanera or special event at the Long Key by renting out its almost 2800 square foot rental facility called Oak Hammock Hall.