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Key West Aquarium

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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
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+1 888-544-5927
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10:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction....

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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My daughter loved it

We enjoyed this aquarium, my daughter went three days in a row, to make sure she heard every presentation. It is an older aquarium, and don't expect huge spectacular aquariums... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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81 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed this aquarium, my daughter went three days in a row, to make sure she heard every presentation. It is an older aquarium, and don't expect huge spectacular aquariums, but it is fun afternoon.

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Rochester, New York
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49 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to KW many times and this was my first visit. It's a good aquarium, with great tour guides, DON'T FORGET TO TIP THEM!

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Roeland Park, Kansas
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were able to see the differt species of fish and sharks and we were able to touch a shark! lol's !

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Walkerton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an excellent place to tour on a cooler, overcast day ---- there are outside exhibits as well for which weather cooperated. Knowledgable and very friendly staff is present to answer questions. We were in time to watch a few of the large sharks kept in outside area being fed as well as baby sharks in indoor exhibit being... More 

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Slidell, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the best place for the 4 to 15 age. The viewing ports are their height, best of all lots of stuff to hold and touch. There is also a Shark pool in back, to see, with open sea water and feeding times. It is just as good and clean as it was 33 years ago. So very happy... More 

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Key West, Florida
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have visited the aquarium several time, I live here locally. There is something for everyone at this aquarium. There is a petting tank that has some starfish, sea-cucumbers, and conch. There are several tanks with sea life. Two large tanks with sea turtle and sting rays and one with some shark ( they feed the shark while you are... More 

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The Woodlands, Texas
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29 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled with our 6 year old daughter and we all LOVED this! We tried to do a lot in the short time we had in Key West. We didn't arrive until 5:15 and the aquarium closed at 6. We thought we would be rushed, but we had the best time! Kristina, took our daughter to feed the stingrays by... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our family with a couple of teenagers actually enjoyed this small, quaint yet very old aquarium. It is located in old town of Key West where there is a lot of tourist traps. The Information that was given every 1/2 hour was awesome. Learned more about turtles & Sharks here than Shedd Aquarium or Monterrey Aquarium. I love that this... More 

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Newnan, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decided to stop in for a visit while our cruise ship stopped here for the day. Disappointed once inside to see that it was very small inside, very few exhibits and museum is in disrepair. Outside deck that overlooks fish pool has rotten wood, not very clean or well kept. Many of the tanks are missing the fish that are... More 

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Jennifer G, Guest Relations Manager at Key West Aquarium, responded to this review

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 and updating our exhibits, freshening paint and decor where possible. However, we are a historic... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time with the different activities learning about sharks turtles sting rays and local fish. Great place to take kids since it's hands on. Close to the cruise terminal b.

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