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Key West Aquarium
Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium

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
$50.36 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Great Experience!
Louis was amazing! He was so informative and entertaining! We were constantly laughing. Very fun experience.
Ericajade_W, Jun 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Key West

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Hop on & Enjoy The Ride!
Andrea_J, Jun 2022
Key West Conch Tour Train
My family and I learned so much on this entertaining tour of Key West. Our guide, Kenny, was so friendly and just a delight! Hop on and enjoy the ride!
star-5
Going into the shipwreck...
Darin_B, Jun 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Going into the shipwreck museum and seeing the artifacts was a cool experience. Learning more about the history of key west made our trip more memorable.
star-5
Fun experience
Diane_O, Jun 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Great stories about the town and fun tour guide. Loved going into the Shipwreck museum. Some crazy people down here in Key West.
star-5
Use it for cheap transportation!
Jennifer_S, Jun 2022
Key West Conch Tour Train
Very informative & entertaining. Great way to get an overview of the city. Ride around once then hop back on and get off at the places you want to explore. Cheap transportation!
star-5
Hop on hop off is worth it
JeanneM_M, May 2022
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Grace the driver was fabulous and knew her stuff. We saw all there was to see and she knew her stuff
star-5
It was all very...
William_R, May 2022
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
It was all very informative. Guides were great and very entertaining. We learned a lot about the Key West area!
star-5
Bartender Joe was great !!
Lisa_A, Jun 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
Bartender Joe was awesome . He was a great narrator and the driver Arron was great too! Joe knew all about the island which really made the experience better!
star-5
Great Time!
David_T, Jun 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
We had a great time and learned so much about Key West. Family friendly, we had 3 adults and 2 children. Everyone is ready to go back.
star-4
Fun and interesting!!
SusanMarie_W, Jun 2022
Key West Conch Tour Train
The running commentary by the driver with his subtle brand of comedy was perfect. Understanding that the same material was repeated throughout his shift, he was able to keep it fresh and interesting. What a treat!!
star-5
Fun Night
John_D, Jun 2022
Key West Ghosts and Gravestones Trolley Tour
It was a fun night with the girl that was telling the story is very good at it. We enjoyed the whole tour. Would do it again next time we come.
star-5
Great experience
WendyG_D, May 2022
Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Knowledgeable drivers. Good stories. Each one had a different take and jokes. Very attentive and accommodating to needs of patrons.
star-5
Great Experience!
Nicola_A, Apr 2022
Key West Shore Excursion: Key West Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley Tour
Great experience. The girls and I had a blast! Mr. Ed was funny and kind. We enjoyed every moment of it.
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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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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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