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Key West Aquarium

#38 of 177 things to do in Key West Features Animals
1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 888-544-5927
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Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction. With over a 100 species of fish, turtles, sharks and birds, the Aquarium features a Touch Tank where you can pick up amazing animals. The Atlantic Shores exhibit is a near the shore mangrove environment found in the Florida Keys. See stingrays, sharks, eels, lobster, tarpon, seahorses and colorful tropical fish. Feedings and tours take place at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4:30pm every day.
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“sea life” (88 reviews)
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Classic old aquarium - don't change a thing! Just the right size to enjoy without an becoming an endurance event. Everything in here is focused on local fauna. Feedings and guided explanations occur at set intervals throughout the day. We were lucky to have Jesse...More

Thank fred200099
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to see the shark feeding, which was cool. We loved the sea turtles and sting rays/ manta rays. We had a nice visit.

Thank sogagurl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A close up view of many sea creatures. Some we were allowed to hold.Even the sharks, all while under the supervision of a trained professional...

Thank kathleenlh65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this was an unplanned activity but worked out well. it's conveniently located near Mallory Square. while at the ticket booth we were told that the shark feeding was about to begin. we were able to watch the feeding and i even got to pet a...More

Thank lcdemar
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

really fun to see for all ages. fed the stingray here, that was fun! they have a nice schedule set up for talks, & feedings, a petting tank for the little ones. a nice array of shark, fishes, & turtles.

Thank gwennc728
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this small. pen air aquarium! Great touch tank with sponges and sea cucumbers etc. Love that you can pet a nurse shark!!! Husband and I love the amazing variety of fish and of course the sea turtles!

Thank Mary R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

At about 16.00 per person it doesn't really stack up from a value perspective. It took about 20 minutes to walk through it. We watched a small fish feeding demo, which was okay. Would have been worth about 7.00 or so less but 16.00 simply...More

Thank MikeGuev
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I always try to visit an aquarium if one's around. Considering the prime location, I was a bit disappointed in this one. There really isn't much to see! Kids will like it, though. There are touch ponds. You exit through a gift shop that is...More

Thank Linda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was warned by the Uber driver that there nothing special about the aquarium and he was right. Plenty of fish and some marine life but that's about it. Rather small to other aquariums I've been to. There are other more interesting things to see...More

Thank Tiara B
Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. Many of our guests that...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess we were expecting too much when we went to the Key West Aquarium. It's dark inside, small in size, and there's really not much to see. I found it to be a waste of money, and other than taking a photo of the...More

Thank Debbie G
Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Located in a historic building, our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only....More

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We only visited the Key West Aquarium, which we really like.
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