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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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  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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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 17 March 2016

I visited this attraction for the 1st time since my visit 25 years ago. It is now in need of major updating. Worth a visit still, and only $12.00, but needs paint and refurbishment.

Thank Wilkybob
Reviewed 15 March 2016

A little surprise near the cruise terminal. We spent two hours wandering thru the exhibitions and listed to an informative guide explaining the local fish population. The sign said "be careful of shark bites", so don't put your hand in the shark display!

Thank Robertthetraveler194
Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

We had never visited here before, but were too late for Hemingway or Audobon houses, and this place is open until 6, so we gave it a shot and are happy we did! Tweenage girls loved this small but nice acquarium with touch tank, Rays,...More

Thank CarsonsMommy
Reviewed 12 March 2016

Dont hesitate to visit when in Key West. Not very large but intersting with local fish including small sharks and turtles.

Thank Matthieu C
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We went to this aquarium as part of our "off the beaten path" plan for the day. Walking in, it's not much to see, but I nearly ran over everyone in my way when I realized that there was a hands-on exhibit. (I'd like to...More

2  Thank Sami M
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Great little aquarium! When we walked up the lady pushed us to get discounted tickets which was well worth it they had a few of the local attractions able to bundle to make things a little more affordable! Sharks were cool to watch. Turtles seemed...More

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 10 March 2016 via mobile

Our kids are 7 and 5 and were excited to check this out. It was pretty good, they do a lot of feedings and tours which are good. Price is kinda spendy but I guess that's everything in key west. Kids had a good time...More

Thank kwhalen13
Reviewed 9 March 2016 via mobile

We got our tickets in a ticket package (which came with some tickets to some other places as well) and were adults and we really enjoyed this. The aquarium is pretty small, but they have a bunch of stingrays and sharks which was super cool....More

Thank Anya M
Reviewed 9 March 2016

Saw many sharks, stingrays, turtles, and fish. The sea horses were awesome along with the many windows to look at other stuff like snakes. Very nice aquarium and inexpensive. We enjoyed the time there and plenty to see

Thank RobbinJim
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Most of the aquarium is handicapped accessible for my scooter. There are areas that are not. This is an average site to visit.

Thank recil2016
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23 February 2017|
Response from Manlyelle | Reviewed this property |
We only visited the Key West Aquarium, which we really like.