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Key West Aquarium

#39 of 170 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.
  • Excellent31%
  • Very good35%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 888-544-5927
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Reviewed yesterday

Cheap and great for kids! What i thought was amzing was that your admission lasted two days, not just 1.

Thank Aubrey J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Super Hot... Fans cool the place down... it's packed full of people so the circulation felt stagnant. for $60 for 5 people not worth it but we are born in raised on the Florida beaches... so to non Floridians it's worth it... we saw Fish...More

Thank Colette E
Reviewed 5 days ago

This little aquarium may look disappointing when you walk in the door but it is amazing. Every half hour the knowledgeable staff has a talk on an area of the aquarium. We touched horseshoe crabs, sea cucumbers, sea urchin, conch, sea biscuits, and hermit crabs...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were actually surprised at the number of exhibits in this aquarium. It was a perfect thing to do on a cloudy day.

Thank bartydog
Reviewed 1 week ago

Usually try to get a stop to the aquarium in when we visit. It's small, but very nice with an outdoor viewing area as well as several pools inside.

Thank Jason W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great location! A lot of fish, sharks, sting rays, and sea turtles to look at. It's small and you can get through it within an hour if you look at everything. Great for small kids and teens they have touch tanks and interactive feedings all...More

Thank Ian N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an obvious tourist trap. Not a very large facility with only a few tanks, both indoors and outdoors. I have been to much better aquariums before. It took only about 30-45 min to see the whole thing and not really worth the money.

Thank andykiley
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of saltwater fish to see. Each tank has pictures and names to show which species the fish are. A few large sea turtles with permanent injuries live here. An albino Burmese Python is housed here, as an invasive species. I think a regular colored...More

Thank Dayzdx8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a small aquarium inside an open air building. (NO Air conditioning) There is a touch tank and few shows/talks that they do that are interesting, but most of the tanks seem too small for the animals that live there. I did not enjoy seeing...More

Thank Rudi S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For the price, this is NOT the nicest aquarium in the world...in fact it hasn't changed much since I visited as a child five decades ago. Very old, very outdated and not worth the admission price.More

Thank Brian F
Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I was sorry to read that your tour with us did not meet your expectations. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. We are constantly adding to...More

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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.