Key West Aquarium, Key West

3.4
#3 of 6 in Zoos & Aquariums in Florida Keys
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Key West Aquarium is a perfect place to forget your fear of sharks by feeding and petting one. Started based on the dream of Dr. Van Deusen, it developed into the first open-air aquarium in 1935. Exhibits show sea life, including jellyfish, alligators, and a living red mangrove ecosystem. A touch tank allows you to feel and hold some of the marine creatures. The educational program about invasive species is recommended. Add Key West Aquarium and other attractions to your Key West trip itinerary using our Key West road trip site .
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  • Love coming here and feeding the fish and animals here. They have an amazing touch tank you can hold and touch animals in the tank.  more »
  • I came here in august while on a carnival cruise. Somewhat difficult to find at first. They offer several discounts on their admission price. You ae able to hold different sea creatures and well as se...  more »
  • This place has lots of indoor displays of local fish, including HUGE indoor tanks with Sharks, and other fish. Some are interactive, where you can tough horseshoe crabs and other animals. They also ha...  more »
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  • Very small, but I definitely recommend it if you're around Mallory Square. What they do for marine wildlife is commendable. Wish there were more like it....The shark & Atlantic fish feedings were great!
  • We went here with our children and had a most excellent time. There are so many cool things to see also interactive activities. Sure, it is quite small (not much space on the Key West waterfront), but they do a lot of good with what they have.
  • Interesting place. Not huge but the shows are very educational. Wish I had more time. Can easily spend half a day there.
  • Enjoyed my visit to this aquarium. Must visit for children, they'll have a blast. If you fish and know many of the native fish in Florida, you'll learn something new and you'd only wish to drop a line in their tanks.
  • A nice little aquarium that's worth a visit. The staff presentations about the resident sea turtles and sharks made it educational and interactive.

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