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Address: 1 Whitehead St, Key West, FL 33040-6634
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+1 888-544-5927
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction....

Meet the undersea residents of Key West at the island’s first attraction. With over a 100 species of fish, turtles, sharks and birds, the Aquarium features a Touch Tank where you can pick up amazing animals. The Atlantic Shores exhibit is a near the shore mangrove environment found in the Florida Keys. See stingrays, sharks, eels, lobster, tarpon, seahorses and colorful tropical fish. Feedings and tours take place at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4:30pm every day.

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Enjoyable quick stop

You need to set your expectations for this aquarium to the right level. This is a very small aquarium and good for a short visit. As a day guest to key west coming off a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Longwood, Florida
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Longwood, Florida
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You need to set your expectations for this aquarium to the right level. This is a very small aquarium and good for a short visit. As a day guest to key west coming off a cruise ship It was a nice choice for our family. My 12 year old wasn't that interested but also wasn't complaining. My younger boys (age... More 

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Southborough, Massachusetts
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Had all your average little glass aquariums with different species of fish. The sea horse one was very fun to see. Had some hands on where you could touch and see from the pool. Out side had some sharks to watch. Again, small but average place to go visit.

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East Lansing, Michigan
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93 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lillian, our 1.5 year old, loved this experience!! She had a great time looking at the many interesting sea animals and the viewing area was fantastic. For a smaller aquarium this was really great. She had a great time and so did we! They offered lots of demonstrations as well and we only saw part of one but it was... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't compare this to our National Aquarium in Baltimore or even aquariums in other major cities. This is small but children are encouraged to participate in touching species such as nurse sharks and horseshoe crabs.

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Houma, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family loves all animals and enjoy visiting aquariums at different places. We enjoyed this visit very much. We learned a lot about the local fish & we're able to pet a baby shark. Friendly staff and nice place! Its not a large place and doesn't take very long to visit.

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Sag Harbor, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

When our son was about 2 We took him to the Aquarium at KW. We saw all the fish in the tanks that live in the water near by. He was also able to hold some of the shell fish. Outside we saw some of the bigger fish. The next day I took him fishing at Mallory Square and he... More 

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USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed this aquarium, my daughter went three days in a row, to make sure she heard every presentation. It is an older aquarium, and don't expect huge spectacular aquariums, but it is fun afternoon.

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Thank JollyMonETB
Rochester, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to KW many times and this was my first visit. It's a good aquarium, with great tour guides, DON'T FORGET TO TIP THEM!

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Roeland Park, Kansas
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11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to see the differt species of fish and sharks and we were able to touch a shark! lol's !

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Walkerton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent place to tour on a cooler, overcast day ---- there are outside exhibits as well for which weather cooperated. Knowledgable and very friendly staff is present to answer questions. We were in time to watch a few of the large sharks kept in outside area being fed as well as baby sharks in indoor exhibit being... More 

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