Key West Aquarium
Discover the mysteries that lie beneath the dark oceanic abyss of the marine world with a tour of the Key West Aquarium.
Both Cameras and Video Cameras are Permitted
Gift Shop On-site
Special features of the aquarium include the hand-on experience that can be gained at the Touch Tank. Just as the name implies, visitors can roll up their sleeves and pet or hold a variety of different species such as a starfish or even a shark! Another activity that you don't want to miss is the feeding time for the sharks and sea turtles. Observe as the intimidating teeth of the most feared species of the deep chomp into chunks of fresh fish. The graceful sea turtles are also fun to watch during their meals. Finally, the Atlantic Shores exhibit is like a moving painting as colorful and tropical fish swim about in a 50,000 gallon tank!
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, due to their injuries, will be permanently housed at the Key West Aquarium.
- Please check the schedule for specific times.
- Tour length is approximately two hours to all day.
- This tour is appropriate for all ages.
- The Key West Aquarium is handicap accessible.
- Cameras and video cameras are permitted.