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Key West Aquarium

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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
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+1 888-544-5927
10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00

Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction....

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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Beautiful displays

The aquarium is a good hot-day visit. Like everything else in Key West, it looks a little run-down on the surface, but it's actually quite well kept-up and intriguing. Be sure... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
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West Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a pleasant aquarium, with multiple exhibits to describe and show the sea-life around the Florida Keys.

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The aquarium is a good hot-day visit. Like everything else in Key West, it looks a little run-down on the surface, but it's actually quite well kept-up and intriguing. Be sure to hit the outdoor displays as well as the indoor ones and catch one of the shows while visiting.

Thank akking34
South Venice, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I love going to Aquariums where ever we travel to. This one is kinda small but still had lots to see and read about!!!!!

Thank bfwa1
Grosse Ile, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

With all the bars and shops on Key West the boys/teenagers in our group were happy to see there was an aquarium. They really enjoyed this part of Key West!!

Thank Bonnie W
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

First off, the admission is good for 2 days, so it's definitely worth the entry fee! There are educational presentations beginning every 30 minutes, so it's easy to stay for several hours. We watched Rae feed the stingrays, interact with the turtles, and feed the sharks. She knew her stuff, and it was evident that she and the rest of... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The kids had an amazing time. The little ones really enjoyed the touch pool and the bigger ones liked feeding the sharks! A bonus was seeing the local birds on the back decks.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A brief respite from shops and the hustle and bustle of Key West- especially Duval St and Mallory Square. Well done- educational.

Thank Genofred
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great attraction, the staff give talks throughout the day and there are feedings to join in with.

Thank Faye W
Varna, Bulgaria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is rather small aquarium with few species and a big plastic white shark above. They tried to feed sharks, but it did not happen - the sharks were not hungry, however the info was thorough after we touched a lemon shark by the tail which was cool. The people were very friendly.

Thank KGKanev
Meridian, Mississippi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For a small aquarium, it has plenty to see and read. However, it is not air conditioned and got very stuffy while we were inside. The personnel were very knowledgeable and the shark feeding was very interesting to all ages.

Thank Sally Q

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