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Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket

3.5 (112)
Key West, US

Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket

3.5 (112)
Key West, US
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Experience the captivating wonders of the ocean at the Key West Aquarium! Dive into a world filled with eels, parrotfish, groupers, sharks, alligators, and so much more. With a wide variety of sea life to explore, this aquarium is a must-visit for any ocean lover. Discover the rich history of the aquarium, the importance of mangrove ecosystems, and witness live shark feedings. Immerse yourself in the sea turtle conservation efforts and interact with friendly stingrays. The Atlantic Shores Exhibit offers a glimpse into a near shore mangrove environment, with a 50,000-gallon tank showcasing a stunning variety of tropical and game fish. Whether you're a marine enthusiast or simply looking for an educational and entertaining experience, the Key West Aquarium promises an unforgettable journey into the depths of our planet's mesmerizing oceans.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Included
  • 1 hours - 3 hours
  • Suitable for 1-9 Participants
  • Self Guided Experience
  • "Aquarium History"
  • "Mangrove Ecosystem"
  • "Sea Turtle Conservation"
  • "Wide Variety of Sea Life"
  • Admission to Aquarium
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Immerse yourself in the captivating world of the ocean with an unforgettable visit to the Key West Aquarium. This exceptional tour takes you on a journey through the stunning beauty and fascinating creatures that inhabit our planet's alluring oceans. From eels and parrotfish to groupers and sharks, the Key West Aquarium is home to a diverse array of sea life that will leave you in awe.

What to expect?

During your visit to the Key West Aquarium, you can anticipate an enriching experience that will deepen your understanding of marine life. The tour lasts between 60 to 180 minutes, giving you ample time to explore the different sections of the aquarium and soak in the wondrous sights. Witness the mesmerizing shark feedings that occur daily at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm, as these majestic creatures gracefully glide through the water. Learn about the rich history of the aquarium, which holds the distinction of being the first open air aquarium in the United States.

Who is this for?

The Key West Aquarium is a remarkable attraction suited for all nature lovers, families, and individuals of all ages. Whether you have a keen interest in marine life or simply want to embark on an educational and entertaining experience, this tour is designed to captivate and inspire. It offers an opportunity for both locals and tourists to gain a deeper appreciation for the ocean's wonders.

Why book this?

By booking the Key West Aquarium tour, you unlock a world of unique selling points and advantages. Get up close and personal with some of the most captivating marine creatures, including an opportunity to feed and touch a live shark. Immerse yourself in the vibrant underwater world through interactive experiences such as feeding and petting stingrays. Join the Sea Turtle Conservation Tour and learn about the crucial role the aquarium plays in protecting these endangered species. The Key West Aquarium offers an immersive and educational experience that will leave you with memories to cherish forever.

Good to know

When planning your visit to the Key West Aquarium, keep in mind that the tour lasts between 60 to 180 minutes. Take your time to explore the touch tank, where you can interact with various aquatic creatures. Delve into the aquarium's rich history and learn about its importance as the first open air aquarium in the United States. Don't miss the Atlantic Shores Exhibit, a stunning 50,000-gallon tank that showcases a cross-section of a near-shore mangrove environment. Remember to participate in the interactive feeding sessions and get a chance to engage with the incredible marine life.


Visitors who have experienced the Key West Aquarium have shared their awe and satisfaction with its captivating offerings. People have marveled at the diverse range of sea life and appreciated the knowledgeable guides who provided fascinating insights into each exhibit. Many reviewers have praised the interactive feeding sessions, particularly the opportunity to feed and touch sharks, as a highlight of their visit. Families with children have found the tour to be highly educational and entertaining, with the aquarium's diverse exhibits captivating the imaginations of young and old alike. Overall, visitors have left the Key West Aquarium with a deep appreciation for the ocean and its incredible inhabitants.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Key West Aquarium

Tours offered every half hour throughout the day. (See below for tour types) Shark feedings occur daily at 11am, 1pm, 3pm, and 4:30pm. Touch Tank/Aquarium History: Learn the aquarium history (first opened air aquarium in the United States), the importance of the frescos. Atlantic Shores Interactive Feed: Learn the importance of the mangrove eco system, allow guest the opportunity to feed some of our large game and tropical fish while discussing the variety of fish in the exhibit. Shark Interactive Feeding: Guides will explain the importance of sharks to our waters while allowing guests to feed and touch a live shark! Sea Turtle Conservation Tour: Learn the Aquarium’s role in the conservation efforts of these species. Stingray interactive Feedings: Interact with our stingrays by feeding and petting 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.

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3.5 (112)


Very small “aquarium” and not worth the price. The kids enjoyed seeing the fish but we have been to much better aquariums. Something to do but not worth it.


This was a tiny aquarium with many empty or off exhibit tanks. Honestly it wasn’t very clean and very disappointing. Don’t waste your money. The only redeeming factor is that hopefully the money spent feeds the few turtles and fish we did see.


I loved this aquarium! In all the times we have been to Key West we had missed it! So glad we went this time! The staff are so helpful answering questions and you can tell they really care for all their creatures! I and loved the turtles that they have!


It was a little chilly one day so we decided to check out the aquarium. It's pretty small but we enjoyed our visit. We were able to catch all of the talks given and enjoyed hearing what the staff had to educate us on. I wouldn't hesitate to visit again. I think when we walked up to buy a ticket it was actually valid for two days. it's not a huge place by any means but a great activity to discuss marine life around Key West.


Saddest place in Key West. The fish tanks are so small that it's depressing to look at these poor animals. Some of them barely fit in the enclosure and some have injuries from rubbing against the glasses so long. I can't believe this isn't considered animal cruelty!


Not very big but very educational, with a variety of animals and lots of short programs to learn about. It was easy to get around without getting lost or missing something.


Such an amazing experience! Highly recommend to anyone and everyone!! Very informative information above each tank which allows you to learn a lot on your visit!


Great tour guide for this experience! She was so knowledgeable and had a very pleasant personality with a great sense of humor! Beautiful aquarium with so much to see! Highly recommended!


The aquarium is mediocre and small. It would probably be a decent value for half the price. There isn't a lot to see. There was a very short tour that culminated in a shark feeding, but no shark surfaced to be seen. Folks were friendly and the LCD screens were informative. But I think the aquarium in Marathon is much better.


Great little aquarium. We were there for the turtle, stingray and shark demonstrations. Plenty of fish and marine life from the local area. They stressed the importance of getting rid of the Lion Fish who destroy the coral reefs.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-13 05:46