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Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket

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Overview

Get up close with some of Key West’s most fascinating creatures at the renowned Key West Aquarium. Located in bustling Mallory Square, the Key West Aquarium is home to alligators, jellyfish, sharks and many other local marine animals. With this 1-day admission ticket, check out the touch tank’s beautiful sea stars, sea urchins, giant hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs. Guests can enjoy guided aquarium tours as well as interactive shark feedings. It's one of Key West's most popular attractions for people of all ages.
  • Admission to the Key West Aquarium in Florida
  • Observe some of the most intriguing sea creatures in habitats that mimic their natural environment
  • Learn about eels, barracudas, sharks and other creatures of the sea
  • Pet real sea life like sea stars and urchins in the interactive Touch Tank
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Admission to Aquarium
Hotel pickup and drop-off
6/15/2020 - 12/17/2022
Monday - Sunday:10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
The Key West Aquarium is one of the oldest aquariums in Florida and one of the most popular attractions for people of all ages when visiting the area. It’s also home to the very creatures than can be found in the waters of Key West — sharks, turtles, stingrays, a wide variety of fish and much more.

The aquarium is renowned for its interactivity. The popular Touch Tank is a way for guests to get up close with some of the more familiar creatures that can be found in Key West’s waters. Many of these marine animals — like conchs, sea stars, slate pencil sea urchins, serpent sea stars, sea cucumbers, giant hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs — can be seen when kayaking or snorkeling. 

Hop on one of the four daily tours and watch (and participate in) a shark feeding, learning more about one of humankind’s most feared apex predators in the process. Then come face to face with a juvenile nurse shark and touch its tail. At the Atlantic Shores Exhibit, feed some of the larger animals while discussing the variety of marine life in the exhibit — tropical and game fish, sharks and sea turtles in a 50,000-gallon tank. Other aquarium exhibits feature alligators, stingrays, jellyfish and more.
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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.
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • OPERATED BY Historic Tours Of America
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
Where is the Key West Aquarium located?
A:The Key West Aquarium is located on the world-famous Mallory Square, home of the nightly Sunset Celebration. We are at the corner of Front St. and Whitehead St. in historic Old Town Key West. Our address is #1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040
Feb 2021
Q:
Is there parking near the Key West Aquarium?
A:There is metered parking around Mallory Square. There is a parking garage at the Westin Resort one block over. There is also a Park and Ride garage located on the corner of Caroline and Grinnell Street where you can use the city bus to get downtown.
Feb 2021
Q:
Does the Key West Aquarium have public presentations?
A:Guests can choose to attend any of our public presentations where we delve a little deeper into one of the exciting exhibits at the aquarium. All presentations are free with admission.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I take photographs while inside the Key West Aquarium?
A:Absolutely. Photographs and video are always welcome.
Feb 2021
Q:
Do I have to take a tour or can I explore the Key West Aquarium on my own?
A:That is entirely up to our guests if they would like to follow a tour. We recommend browsing the exhibits on your own and making time for a tour if your schedule allows.
Feb 2021
Q:
How much time should I expect to spend at the Key West Aquarium?
A:The average time our guests spend at once is 45 minutes to an hour. However, since you can enter and exit freely with your ticket, you may spend any amount of time you desire.
Feb 2021
Q:
Is the Key West Aquarium handicap accessible?
A:Yes, the Aquarium is one story and wheelchair accessible.
Feb 2021
Q:
Can I bring my dog to the Key West Aquarium?
A:Yes! Dogs are welcome anytime as long as they are on leashes. The aquarium reserves the right to request the removal of any animal displaying aggressive behavior or for excessive noise.
Feb 2021
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Can I bring outside food and drink into the Aquarium?
A:No, food and drinks are currently not allowed inside the Aquarium.
Feb 2021
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket.
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What is the policy on sanitization during Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
See all safety measures taken by Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket.
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What is the social distancing policy during Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket.
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket.

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star-5
Great people work there
Mia_D
, Nov 2021
Feeding the sharks is the best. But seeing another animals are good to see to. We went there for our honeymoon.
star-2
Kids were disappointed
Katarzyna_P
, Aug 2021
Not worth the price you pay , the place is pretty dirty. It’s super small for like 15 walk plus another half is close.
star-3
Aquarium
Ryan_B
, Jul 2021
It’s what you expect when you go to an aquarium. Some pretty cool sites, but nothing mind blowing. The kids enjoyed it
star-5
Great visit
Corrine_A
, Jul 2021
It was a great visit! The educators were very knowledgeable and answered our 3 kids' many questions.
star-3
Map of available exhibits should be on website for informed purchase
Denise_W
, Jun 2021
The one room that you see in the picture is the only room available. The shark feeding presentation was wonderful, and the televisions with more information about the tanks along the walls was informative for my children. If sections are still under constriction from a hurricane from 2017, it should be noted on the website so customers can make an informed decision before spending their money.
star-5
Good little place
Erin_S
, May 2021
Small but perfect We enjoyed the turtles and sharks. They had some educational items. Just wish it was bigger for the price.
icon Response from Host , May 2021
Thank you for posting, We hope you will join us again.
star-3
Not much to see if you've grown up...
Cyndi M
, Oct 2017
Not much to see if you've grown up with big aquariums but still worth it for the conservation and historical value.
star-5
we didnt get to see the sharks get...
Nathan_D
, Mar 2017
we didnt get to see the sharks get fed since they weren't hungry at that time went afternoon. but our overall experience was awesome
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