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Key West Aquarium

#40 of 169 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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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 888-544-5927
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We're from Indiana so ocean life is super cool to us since we're never around it. We watched the trainers feed the sharks, which was a neat experience. I don't remember our guides name, but he knew his stuff! We stopped into the aquarium to...More

Thank Alisha T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the many "Historic Tours" destinations. This is a well kept aquarium with a HUGE wild Goliath grouper that comes around for feeding time.

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour of the aquarium was very informative with Kristina?. She made the tour fun and engaged the tour group. The feeding of the sharks was the highlight of my visit. Also, he displays of the various fish were great.

Thank WabbitMan19044
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'm a biology geek, so any aquarium is my cup of tea. This isn't comparable to Atlanta's or Baltimore but either is the cost.

Thank mberg56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been to Key West many times and this was the first time touring the aquarium. It's small, but has a lot of really neat things going on and there is almost a continuous talk going on about something, with each talk lasting about 20 minutes....More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure if it was how much our tour guide cared about the marine life or just the focus on caring for the animals but I loved this little aquarium. The pass is good for two days and I'd recommend visiting for a couple of...More

Thank dance77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were here with our 9 yr old grandson. Well worth the cost for both adults and children. They have a 320 lb turtle called Hunter that my grandson loved. We were able to see the sharks being fed.

Thank ClButch2014
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Quaint aquarium, lots to see. The tour guides were great, and had plenty of information on the animals in there. The turtles were very neat, but each come with their own sad story... The aquarium has some interactive elements, as well. I was able to...More

Thank StarWhiskey
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was fun place to spend a couple of hours! They have several demonstrations during the day and some hands-on activities like the touch pool, a chance to feed the rays, and food you can feed to the fish in the large outdoor tank. They...More

Thank TravelingWithDogz
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Great little aquarium. Very friendly tour guides and very informative. Loved the turtles and the stories of how they were rescued, and the on-going project of designing a new flipper for one of them. Worth visiting!

Thank daytrippper2016
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Which is better - Key West Aquarium or Florida Keys Aquarium Encounter on Grassy Key? Compare and contrast?
22 February 2017|
Response from Manlyelle | Reviewed this property |
We only visited the Key West Aquarium, which we really like.