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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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1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
+1 888-544-5927
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Reviewed 11 May 2016

There was construction/renovation going on because it was "low season". There needs to be a lot of renovation because it is definitely showing its age. Despite that, the array of species on display is amazing.

Thank Jan R
Reviewed 9 May 2016

It was very hot and humid the day we visited and the place is not air conditioned. Aside from this there were plenty of sights to see. Shark pool, turtle lagoon, tons of beautiful fish both inside and outside and lastly a few outside tanks...More

Thank Denice A
Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

We went to the aquarium after the conch train tour. And it's a regular stop for us . They have a cute touch tank for the little ones, and shark feeding available at various times of the day for the older kids and adults! The...More

Thank Priscilla S
Reviewed 6 May 2016

This is not a fancy SeaWorld experience. That being said, the staff is very knowledgeable and friendly and I learned quite a bit on the tour. A few of us were chosen to feed the nurse sharks and they brought in a new Sea Hare...More

Thank Sherrie D
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Very well displayed and labeled tanks inside. Very good touch tank.Staff very friendly and helpful. Turtle presentation very well explained even if rather too long to absorb many of the interesting facts.

Thank jmkn_12
Reviewed 3 May 2016

If you've gotten too much sun, head on in. The feeding of the rays was pretty amazing, Never seen them jump up out of the water like they did.

Thank Jissel-suiisse
Reviewed 3 May 2016

I took my son to this great little aquarium during our cruise ship stops. We stayed for about 2 hours, way longer than I had originally planned. There are lots of things to do and see for little kids. We stopped by the touch tank...More

Thank Bing S
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I have been to some large aquariums but I think this one is better. While it may not have the hundreds of different species, the staff discuss the ones they do have. Some of the fish have pet names and they also have personalities as...More

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 1 May 2016

We had an afternoon flight and needed a few things to do before heading back to the airport. This is a nice place with several touch tanks and an attentive, informative staff that give good reading lectpures while feeding sharks. Kids and others get to...More

Thank dogdoc
Reviewed 27 April 2016

After paying $14 each to get into the Aquarium, we wandered around for 15 minutes and then were told we could watch the shark feeding. We watched as a girl put small fish on a pole and small tank shark ate them off. Nothing larger...More

1  Thank Dawn H
Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

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. We do have a 100% Satisfaction guarantee that you will find on the customer service page of our website. Our...More

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15 September 2017|
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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.