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Discover the undersea world at the Key West Aquarium. A Window of Wonder comes alive as expert guides explain the mysteries of the water surrounding the Florida Keys.
All of the animals in the Touch Tank are harmless and guests are encouraged to pick up and meet the animals. During the daily tours, the Key West Aquarium’s collection of sharks, rays and turtles are fed, as guides explain the habits and habitats of these mysterious creatures. Daring guests can even pet a live shark!
Tours offered every half hour throughout the day. See below for tour types. Shark feedings occur daily at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm. Visit our web cams and experience the magic of the Key West Aquarium from you own computer!
The Key West Aquarium is committed to helping protect the endangered sea turtles. The Aquarium is associated with the Turtle Hospital and Florida Sea Turtle Stranding Network comprised of state agencies, universities and marine parks, all working in the nursing and rehabilitation of injured sea turtles. The Aquarium is currently home to several turtles on the mend and some, that due to their injuries, will be permanently housed at the Key West Aquarium.
Touch Tank/Aquarium History: Tour Guides will discuss the aquarium history (first opened air aquarium in the United States), and the importance of the frescos. There is also a touch tank discussion and hands on knowledge of the creatures in our waters.
Atlantic Shores Interactive Feed: Tour Guides will cover the importance of the mangrove eco system and allow guests the opportunity to feed some of our large game and tropical fish while discussing the variety of fish in the exhibit.
Shark Interactive Feeding: Guests will have the opportunity to get up and close to one of man’s most feared apex predator – the shark. Guides will explain the importance of sharks to our waters while allowing guests to feed and touch a live shark!
Sea Turtle Conservation Tour: Tour Guides will discuss the Aquarium’s role in the conservation efforts of these species.
Stingray Interactive Feedings: Tour Guides will allow guests to interact with our stingrays by feeding and petting these animals. Guides will discuss the misconception about these animals.
The Atlantic Shores Exhibit is a cross section of a near shore mangrove environment. The 50,000 gallon tank holds a variety of tropical fish and game fish.
Open daily from 10am to 6pm – 365 days a year. Tours offered every half hour starting at 10:00am through 5:00pm.
Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 12 months of the purchase date.
Duration: Self-guided. Join the feeding tours, approximately 8-10 minutes long, during the exhibit time.
1 Whitehead St.
Key West, Florida, 33040
Whitehead Street and Front Street
Parking is available at Mallory Square or Margaritaville Resort Parking garage
Children prices are ages 4-12 yrs. of age. Children 3 yrs. and younger are free
Shark Feeding: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 4:30pm. Tours offered throughout the day from 10:00am to 5:00pm. Tour length is 20 minutes. For more information call: 305-296-2051.