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The Florida Keys Sights

Key West Aquarium

  • 1 Whitehead St. Map It
  • Key West
  • Zoo/Aquarium

Updated 05/12/2014

Fodor's 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—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.

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Sight Information


1 Whitehead St., Key West, Florida, 33040, United States

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Sight Details:

  • $15.04
  • Daily 10–8; tours at 11, 1, 2, 4:30, and 6:30

Updated 05/12/2014


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By Kathy

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Feb 5, 2005

True Key West Ambience/Nostalgia

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.

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