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Key West Aquarium, Key West

Categories: Zoos & Aquariums, Nature & Parks
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3.1/5 based on 1,000+ reviews on the web
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. With our world travel planner, Key West attractions like Key West Aquarium can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Our grandchildren loved walking through the aquarium looking at all the fish and learning about the different species. There's also an open water pool where you can look down into within a couple of f...  read more »
  • It's a small place, you can walk around the place in under an hour, but still a lot to see. We went during the String ray feeding which was awesome! I definitely recommend watching it, also you get to...  read more »
  • My kids loved the touch and feel pools, and feeding the sting ray. Make sure you get their feed schedule and take advantage of the whole experience. The shark experience was pretty cool but my kids lo...  read more »
  • I love visiting aquariums and while it was nice to get to see the Key West Aquarium I was disappointed about some of the tanks. There are a couple of fish in tanks way too small for them. I enjoyed seeing the mangrove set up complete with tarpon and a sea turtle.
  • It wasn't the large aquarium that I was expecting when my fiancĂ© said we were going to an aquarium, but it was nice. We were probably there for 30-40 minutes and watched them feed the fish. I did get to see sea turtles and that made this stop worth it!
  • This place was very unkept. With nasty touch tanks and tanks that were unfinished, Animals like the sea turtles were in a very small area! Don't go here it's a waste of Money! To everyone looking for a great Aquarium I recommend the Aquarium Encounter, in Marathon.
  • A small aquarium but a lot of hands on. You get to see the sea turtle feeding, nurse shark feeding and other salt water fish feedings. There's a touch tank with sea cucumbers, sea urchins, star fish, conchs, stingrays, hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs. Right on the water next to Mallory Square.
  • Its not a bad aquarium, its just kind of small. The shark feeding exhibit was lot of fun to watch, and they do have some interesting fish.
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