Pet a nurse shark and explore the fascinating underwater realm of the Keys without getting wet at this historic aquarium. Hundreds of tropical fish and enormous sea creatures live here—all locals. A touch tank enables you to handle starfish, sea cucumbers, horseshoe and hermit crabs, even horse and queen conchs—living totems of the Conch Republic. Built in 1934 by the Works Progress Administration as the world's first open-air aquarium, most of the building has been
enclosed for all-weather viewing. Guided tours, included in the admission price, feature shark feedings.
Feb 5, 2005
Sure the aquarium is old, but I love it. The use again pass is a bargain because I like to go back and reread some of the fishy facts. Lots of great photo ops! A great parent/child bonding experience.