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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
Convenient!
They stopped at or near every major and interesting place in Key West! Some stops are a little far apart.
Erin_S, Oct 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in Key West

star-5
Doomed tour
Bill_M, Oct 2021
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
They were great very informative and knowledgeable. The dead bartender is the best tour guide to get.
star-4
It wasn’t what we...
Linda_S, Oct 2021
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
It wasn’t what we expected. To be honest we thought it would be a bit more scary. The stories were a bit Interesting but certainly not scary.
star-4
Fun and interesting
Annette_D, Oct 2021
Key West Conch Tour Train
It was a great way to see the city and learn the history enjoyed being able to jump on and off when needed. The tour operators know their history
star-5
Great!
Nanci_H, Oct 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Learning about the history, wreaking industry and lesser know facts. Enjoyed the 2 unusual trees. Enjoyed learning from local drivers
star-4
Be sure you get good...
Jeff_L, Sep 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Be sure you get good directions for where to enter Truman White House. The company could be more clear on when some of the sites close.
star-5
Great
Matthew_Y, Oct 2021
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Checking out the shipwreck museum and how the host really brought the stories to life! Great experience
star-5
Perfect after Dinner event
Alan_V, Oct 2021
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
My girlfriend and I did the 8:30pm tour. Our tour guide and bus driver were very captivating. We learned a lot about key West’s dark history and had a great time. I highly recommend!
star-4
Enjoyable
Erek_f, Aug 2021
Key West Conch Tour Train
Nice way to get around and get your bearings. You can hop on and off through out the day. Good narration and history. Differently, worth it
star-5
Thank you
Karen_M, Oct 2021
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Fun, entertaining evening! Thank you for the history and the stories! Interesting! We had a fun time.
star-5
Amazing time with my...
Joseph_P, Oct 2021
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Amazing time with my wife, would definitely recommend to anyone that wants comes to Key West. -The Pierre's
star-5
Very informative. Driver...
Martha_B, Sep 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Very informative. Driver was friendly, funny and kind. Took us everywhere and we were able to go back to our favorite locations
star-5
Best Tour Ever!
Jennifer_N, Oct 2021
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
It was amazing! Our guide was incredible! Best was the Shipwreck Museum! The stop at Robert The Doll house really spine tingling.

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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