Recent Searches
Clear
Key West Aquarium
Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

star-4.5
947 Reviews
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.

Show all

Recent reviews from experiences in Key West

star-5
Awesome ride in Key West
Diahann_W, Mar 2021
Key West Conch Tour Train
Doug our guide was truly awesome! My mom has disabilities and he gave more than 100% customer service to ensure we were okay. The coach was clean. Great commentary.
star-4
Great tour/Schedule miscommunication
Jonathan_D, Jan 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Great tour! Very knowledgeable and entertaining guide/driver who made the history come alive. Everything was perfect except that Viator had the non-Covid schedule.
star-5
Chilling tales in Key West
Andrew_B, Jan 2021
Key West Ghost and Gravestone Trolley Tour
Love the guide! Just a lovely story teller. Felt like she must have been plucked out of New Orleans and found her inner-self in Key West. Also appreciate all the Covid precautions.
star-5
Great tour
Theresa_W, Jun 2021
Key West Ghost and Gravestone Trolley Tour
Very good tour. Went into a lot of history in Key West. Philomena the ghost /Guide was very knowledgeable.
star-5
June road trip
Mrgreen01, Jun 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Very informative. On time. Need to run a little longer in the evening. Maybe shorter trolley and more of them.
star-5
Wow!!
Darrell_J, Jun 2021
Key West Conch Tour Train
The addition to the island and the history. The night life was great the omg......was excellent we love every moment that we was there.
star-5
ghost tour
kimberrr, Jun 2021
Key West Ghost and Gravestone Trolley Tour
super fun! the tour guide was entertaining and spooky! they were passionate about what they spoke on. shoutout to mary louise or louise mary i’m sorry we forgot your name :(
star-5
Good little place
Erin, May 2021
Key West Aquarium Admission Ticket
Small but perfect We enjoyed the turtles and sharks. They had some educational items. Just wish it was bigger for the price.
star-5
So much fun!
Hilary_P, Jun 2021
Key West Ghost and Gravestone Trolley Tour
Everyone was great, and Bartender Joe was a great storyteller of the secrets of Key West. We highly recommend this trolley tour!
star-5
Take the tour!
Mickey_K, Jun 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Great tour. Our guide was Tom and he very good. Great way to get a feel for the island and learn some history too.
star-5
Spooktacular
Sarah_P, Jun 2021
Key West Ghost and Gravestone Trolley Tour
I went in the day time which made it less scary but it was still very interesting. The speaker and the driver were extremely nice. I also have a video of an orb while recording on this trip.
star-5
Enjoyable
MickCindyPA, Jun 2021
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Enjoyable and very informative tour was able to get on n off during tour to do some shopping and eating! Definitely recommend to do at the beginning of your trip .❤

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.

Show all

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.

Show all

Trip ideas

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

5 Best Weekend Getaways from Key West

Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Spots in Key West

Top Snorkeling and Scuba Diving Spots in Key West

How to Spend 3 Days in Key West

How to Spend 3 Days in Key West

How to Spend 2 Days in Key West

How to Spend 2 Days in Key West


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.

Show all

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.

Show all