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Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

1 Whitehead St, Key West, Florida , 33040
Category: Attractions, Family / Kids
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Before you go

Historic Key West Aquarium

One of the oldest of its kind in the state of Florida, this historic aquarium dates all the way back to 1932, when construction on the facility originally began. Key West Aquarium is the only in the area allowing public access to the incredibly diverse array of aquatic life teeming in the waters of the Gulf Coast and Caribbean. Attractions and creatures on display include a hands-on Touch Tank, sharks, stingrays, turtles, and all sorts of colorful tropical fish.


Hours -

10am-6pm, 365 days a year


  • Adults -

    online - $13.54
  • Children (ages 4-12) -

    $8.59; online - $7.73
  • Seniors -

    online - $11.61

Popular Exhibits

  • Jellyfish
  • Touch Tank
  • Atlantic Shores
  • Shark Feeding
  • Stingray Bay


  • Guided Tours
  • Education
  • Sightseeing
  • Interactive Exhibits

Touch Tank

Get your hands wet with up-close encounters at the incredibly popular Touch Tank. This unique exhibit encourages you to pick up, pet, and play with a variety of animals found throughout the Florida Keys, including conchs, sea stars, urchins, sea cucumbers, and hermit crabs.

Open-Air Concept

Key West Aquarium was originally designed as an open-air structure, until a roof was added in the 1960s to minimize the amount of algae growing in the tanks.


  • Where can I park?

    Located right near our hotel in the heart of Old Town, we recommend you walk to the Aquarium, just 3 minutes away. You can also take a pedicab or ride a bike. If necessary, metered parking is available around Mallory Square.
  • What can I expect during guided tours?

    Lasting 30-40 minutes, the guided tours feature stingray and shark feedings, with the opportunity to touch a shark’s tail. Guides are local marine life experts, sharing facts about the animals and Key West. Daily tour times are: 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm.

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