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Key West Aquarium

#40 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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  • Average23%
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“shark feeding” (86 reviews)
“sea life” (89 reviews)
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 888-544-5927
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very nice small aquarium. Many different types of sea life to see. Nurse sharks, sea turtles and sting rays in tanks in the middle. Very nice outside tanks/exhibits too.

Thank Linda C
Reviewed 4 days ago

It's a nice quaint little aquarium. You can to the whole thing in less than an hour. It has some interesting exhibits for coral and coral fish.

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a decent way to spend some time while my boyfriend and I were key west however we definitely won't come back. This was by far the smallest oldest aquarium we've ever been to and for the price you pay to get in you...More

Thank Virginia B
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very small Aquarium but the staff is very knowledgeable and always there to give information and answer questions. We were lucky enough to be there during the shark feeding and learned a lot about sharks. Afterwards she pulled a small nurse shark from its tank...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 6 days ago

I actually tried to give this 5 stars but, it wouldn't let me. it is a great interactive aquarium and you get to touch, truly feel a live sharks skin as they pull a small nurse shark out of the tank for all to touch

Thank stephenfrench07
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a quiet Sunday afternoon at the Key West Aquarium. Although a small facility, it is packed with a lot of information and includes some hands on experiences for the kids. Every half hour there is a tour scheduled, although not a traditional walking tour...More

Thank XXLDaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place to visit lots to see, could do with some updating looking a bit tired in places and a bathroom would be a great addition rather than having to go to the shopping mall next door. Several display TVs not working so couldn't know...More

Thank Louise J
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is probably the smallest aquarium I have ever been to and I did expect more (you see all these pictures of kids petting sharks and the alligator - 2 hrs walking around and that never happened). They have a tour every 1/2 hour in...More

Thank mandipoo09
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was wonderful it was worth the admission and you learn so many things. The way they take care of sea life and the knowledge of the way they feed and nurse them back to health you will definitely like this place.If you have small...More

Thank M4723ZWnancyb
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We liked it here very interesting and having others learn about all the fish. Lion fish display awesome and turtles beautiful.

Thank JulesTony
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22 February 2017|
Response from Manlyelle | Reviewed this property |
We only visited the Key West Aquarium, which we really like.