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Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium Review

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. 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.

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  • Address: 1 Whitehead St., Key West, FL 33040 | Map It
  • Phone: 305/296–2051
  • Cost: $15.05
  • Hours: Daily 10–8; tours at 11, 1, 2, 4:30, and 6:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Key West
Updated: 03-25-2013

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