Key West Aquarium

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Key West Aquarium
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10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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 meet amazing sea creatures. The Atlantic Shores exhibit is a near shore mangrove environment found in the Florida Keys. See stingrays, sharks, eels, lobster, tarpon, seahorses and colorful tropical fish. Feedings and tours take throughout the day.
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CarolAnn G
Cincinnati, OH1,502 contributions
Disappointing Aquarium - Skip It
This is the first time o have been to the Key West aquarium. I was excited to come. We have been to aquariums in other cities. This one was a huge let down.
The sharks were in a tank to small as were the turtles. I felt badly for the aquatic animals.
I will not be recommending the aquarium to anyone.
Skip it!
Written September 20, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry our aquarium did not meet your expectations. Please be assured our animals are well cared for and their health is our utmost priority. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written September 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dave
Key West, FL10 contributions
If this is classified as an aquarium, then so is your local major brand pet shop.
Even with being right by large bodies of water, this place is a tourist trap. It is terrible living conditions for the animals. Save your money and go to any pet store with fish for an equal experience.
Written September 18, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry our aquarium did not meet your expectations. Please be assured our animals are well cared for and their health is our utmost priority. We would also like to share some background information about our Aquarium. We are privately operated and privately owned, unlike most aquariums in the United States. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. Because of our desire to keep our presentation confined to local specimens, we are faced with the prospect of doing all of our own collecting. We have staffed the aquarium with guides who give narrated tours of the entire facility on a scheduled basis as opposed to a ‘tour on your own’ type of facility. We feel that having well versed guides makes it more interesting to our guests and offers a more personal experience. We are constantly adding to and updating our exhibits, updating paint and décor where possible. However, we are a historic aquarium in a historic b kmiglionico@yahoo.comuilding, hosting live animals. The care and well-being of these animals takes precedent over any updates or modernizing that could endanger their lives. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written September 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

thomas451
McDonough, GA226 contributions
Enjoyed our Visit
This is a small venue, but is very nice and interesting. Many variety of fish and other sea life. Facility is very clean and well maintained. Employees are friendly and very knowledgeable. Great way to spend a couple of hours.
Written September 15, 2021
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David S
Cuyahoga Falls, OH1 contribution
Historic Aquarium
Great history. Staff were kind and attentive to my kids. Tanks were clean and interesting. The interactive feedings were nice. Sea turtles were really cool. I have been to much larger aquariums and seen much less. Great place to get out of the heat. Was with family and Noone complained about the price. Felt the value provided was really high. Time your visit with feedings.
Written September 13, 2021
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jeanne
4 contributions
Aquarium
Overall it was really cool to go see, wasn’t as big as you would think but still something to take a look at while you are here.
Written August 26, 2021
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bon
Shelbyville, TN11 contributions
Don’t go
Don’t waste your money. First of all, they never asked to see your ticket, so some people just walked in off the street. The places is small, dark and dirty. Some tanks were empty, others had one or two fish, but you couldn’t tell because the light was burned out. Signs above the tank didn’t always tell you what was in there. They had one poor turtle with a box on his shell causing him to be tipped mostly on his side. It was pathetic. We spent about 10 minutes total in there because there was nothing to see.
Written August 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry our aquarium did not meet your expectations. Please be assured our animals are well cared for and their health is our utmost priority. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written September 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Magen
4 contributions
Nice place to visit
We enjoyed our time here, although we do think it’s overpriced for what it is. It’s much smaller than expected and most of the fish and sharks you see are the same ones you see just looking in the water or while snorkeling. We were there for about 45 minutes. Lots of kids enjoyed a small touch pool, which was a great touch.
Written August 13, 2021
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Capturinglight
Fort Worth, TX6 contributions
Terrible and overpriced, move on.
Don’t waste your money! Small, old, not much to see. Sad really, poor nurse sharks are crammed into a little space. With all the money they charge, you would think they would make some improvements.
Written August 6, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry our aquarium did not meet your expectations. Please be assured our animals are well cared for and their health is our utmost priority. We would also like to share some background information about our Aquarium. We are privately operated and privately owned, unlike most aquariums in the United States. Our aquarium content is restricted to species of fish indigenous to the Florida Keys only. Because of our desire to keep our presentation confined to local specimens, we are faced with the prospect of doing all of our own collecting. We have staffed the aquarium with guides who give narrated tours of the entire facility on a scheduled basis as opposed to a ‘tour on your own’ type of facility. We feel that having well versed guides makes it more interesting to our guests and offers a more personal experience. We are constantly adding to and updating our exhibits, updating paint and décor where possible. However, we are a historic aquarium in a historic b kmiglionico@yahoo.comuilding, hosting live animals. The care and well-being of these animals takes precedent over any updates or modernizing that could endanger their lives. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written September 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

tmiller516152020
Cape Haze, FL3 contributions
Disappointing
What a disappointment. The best part was closed. The wheel chair ramp comes to an abrupt end with no way to get down so you have to back up all the way back with people trying to come in and look. Not good.
Written August 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
We are sorry our aquarium did not meet your expectations. We offer a satisfaction guarantee located on the customer service page of our website.
Written September 24, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

KittyKittyKat01
Sarasota, FL11 contributions
Not fancy, but a nice place to cool off.
Aug 2021
Is it Sea World? No. Is it the Atlanta Aquarium? No.
It's not fancy and does show its age a bit. But if you have kids with you that even show a minor interest in sea life, spend an hour or so here, cooling off. The staff does a good job educating you about local sea life and eco systems. There are interactive talks at different stations throughout the day. We got there very late one afternoon and the attendant told us she wouldn't stamp our tickets and that we should come back the next day to see more of what is on the schedule. We did exactly that and our daughter was more than eager to return. Once you've walked around all day and need something cooler in the blistering afternoon heat, grab a frozen drink at Fat Tuesdays or Flying Monkey, and enjoy it while walking around this aquarium. Trust me. ;)
Written August 5, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Key West Aquarium is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Key West Aquarium admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $18.26, while a popular guided tour starts around $38.80 per person. See all 9 Key West Aquarium tickets and tours on Tripadvisor

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