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Key West Aquarium
Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

Free admission
1 Whitehead Street, Key West, 33040-6634

The Basics

The Key West Aquarium ranks among the island’s most popular family attractions. An admission ticket is valid for two consecutive days, allowing visitors to browse the exhibits or join 30-minute guided tours to learn more about the animals and the history of Key West. The aquarium is a stop on the Key West hop-on hop-off trolley, and the popular Conch Train ends its 90-minute island tour at Mallory Square, a short walk from the aquarium.

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Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
star-4.5
$50.35 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Fun times
It was very informative tour. We learned a lot from our guide. It was fun to see all parts of Key West.
Charisse_S, Jan 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Key West

star-4
Family friendly
Rhonda_S, Nov 2021
Key West Conch Tour Train
Every conductor has different stories. Lots of road construction and detours. Clean and friendly way to see some of the island.
star-5
Fun times
Charisse_S, Jan 2022
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
It was very informative tour. We learned a lot from our guide. It was fun to see all parts of Key West.
star-4
Fun Ride
Gregg_M, Jan 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Informative and interesting. Good way to wrap up an evening while learning a little history and local legends.
star-4
Getting comfortable around town rather than lost
Deborah_K, Jan 2022
Key West Conch Tour Train
Enjoyable ride that provides a good "lay of the land." Just don't sit in seats at the front/back of each car with a bar. Knee space is non-existent unless you are less than 4 feet tall!
star-5
Great experience!
5xbpwtwdnk, Jan 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
The tour left on time and our guide Isaac kept the atmosphere on the trolley light and funny while teaching some of the history of the town. Also a big shoutout to Lidia our driver who effortlessly drove the big trolley through the tight streets in Key West especially with the traffic!
star-5
Great way to see the Key and get your bearings. Definitely helped to focus in on a few spots that we did not know about.
Timothy_C, Jan 2022
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Our tour guide/Driver Lou-Anne was great. Perfect balance of knowledge and humor that made the trip very enjoyable! Thank you for the safe trip.
star-5
Knowledgeable...
Richard_L, Jan 2022
Key West Conch Tour Train
Knowledgeable entertaining engineers nice weather added to trip - would do trip again if in key west again -
star-5
Very fun!
Amanda_V, Jan 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
We have been to key west many times but we saw a different side of key west on this trip. It was fun and a little silly but there was plenty of history and interesting facts along the way. Issac did a great job.
star-5
Great time had by all
Sue_D, Jan 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Our guide and driver very knowledgeable and fun. Had a great time and would recommend to anyone wishing to know the fun and fascinating history of the island
star-5
We are the Damned
Alvin_K, Jan 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
It was an awesome experience. Our guide, Constance Rose, was engaging and in addition to sharing stories of ghosts and hauntings taught us a little Key West lore. The interaction between the trolley and those on the street was a blast.
star-5
Great people work there
Mia_D, Nov 2021
Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket
Feeding the sharks is the best. But seeing another animals are good to see to. We went there for our honeymoon.
star-5
Interesting and very informative
ROLAND_T, Dec 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Shipwreck museum was awesome and the historical information provided on the tour was amazing. I definitely recommend this tour!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Key West Aquarium is a hit with families traveling with kids.

  • The aquarium is wheelchair-accessible and dog-friendly.

  • Give yourself 45 minutes to an hour to explore the aquarium exhibits, or more if you plan to take a guided tour.

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How to Get There

The aquarium is centrally located in Key West Old Town, within easy walking distance of several nearby attractions. Because parking is limited in the area, it’s a good idea to hire a taxi or take the bus or trolley to Mallory Square.

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When to Get There

The aquarium is open daily, year-round. It’s busiest during the winter high season (December to February), so come early on a weekday during this period. Because exhibits are covered, the aquarium is an excellent option for a rainy day or a particularly hot afternoon.

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History of the Aquarium

The Key West Aquarium was built during the Great Depression, between 1933 and 1935, as part of the federal government’s Works Progress Administration program to help create jobs for struggling Key Westers. When the aquarium first opened, admission was just 15 cents.

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