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Key West Aquarium

#41 of 175 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 25 February 2016

The staff is very knowledgeable regarding the aquatic life in the tanks and the history of the aquarium on Key West. Many opportunities to interact with the exhibits.

Thank Clayton2015
Reviewed 25 February 2016

The aquarium appears to be old and run down. There are several tanks in which you may touch the mantas......very small enclosures for all the sea life. Someone gives information and is feeding the mantas.....some other interesting glass enclosures but all small. Would not return...More

1  Thank Carolyn F
Reviewed 25 February 2016

It is a small aquarium but they make the most of the space they do have. Our kids loved being able to touch sea-life and feed the stingrays.

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed 25 February 2016

We saw them feed a shark - who was not hungry... saw some stingrays... nothing special - pretty expensive in my opinion for what you got! Fish were ordinary - some sharks - but only a few species. Skip this and go to the Tampa...More

Thank Paige1956
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Quaint little Aquarium. Nice place to visit if you want to get up close to sharks and rays. First aquarium ever built in the U.S. Great for kids. We love to visit places like this and it reminded us of the Maine State Aquarium.

Thank PrinceNamor
Reviewed 25 February 2016

It was not worth the price. There was very little to see except for the outdoor areas. There were two and they were good, but the indoor was tiny.

Thank mudsox28
Reviewed 23 February 2016

I loved my visit!! This is my second visit to Key West over the years and I love the friendly, knowledgeable staff. Beautiful and neat variety of sea life. Love the shark tank with the rays. Had a lot of fun with the touch tank.

Thank AndyZuck
Reviewed 21 February 2016

We came here at the last minute and had a good time the wife fed the sharks and the staff were very informative we will go back and hopefully the weather will cooperate so we can see more of the sharks outside

Thank Mikek686
Reviewed 21 February 2016

This was a small aquarium. It was OK. Kids seemed to like watching the workers feed the sharks and rays. I enjoyed the sea turtles because we don't have them where we live. I was hoping they would have a manatee or two since they...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 18 February 2016

A very small aquarium. I would not recommend for adults. Is good for small children and families because of the "touch tank" For the entry fee, I would expect a larger exhibit. Maybe I am just familiar with much larger aquariums and expected more.

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