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Key West Aquarium

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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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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“shark feeding” (88 reviews)
“sea life” (84 reviews)
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 888-544-5927
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

We arrived in Key West on a cruise with our granddaughters (ages 5 and 7). Aquariums in big cities are big deals but in Key West the aquarium is low key. It is an older facility but has a few nice displays, although it is...More

Thank Carolyn_B_27312
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

My 9 year old son has an interest in marine life, and this was the perfect place to bring him! The staff was incredible. Rae's presentations on the different animals in the aquarium were informative and entertaining. Matt and Carolyn took time to show him...More

Thank Jennifer M
Reviewed 19 August 2017

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 18 August 2017

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 18 August 2017 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 17 August 2017 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 15 August 2017

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 12 August 2017

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 11 August 2017

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 10 August 2017 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
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16 September 2017|
Response from Jennifer G | Property representative |
Hello, I have not received any information on the Aquarium. All of our Key West Attractions are closed until further notice.
22 February 2017|
Response from Manlyelle | Reviewed this property |
We only visited the Key West Aquarium, which we really like.