News and Events

Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Blue Tang

May 25th, 2016

The blue tang is typically found on reefs in high current areas so that they can feed on zooplankton. Blue tangs are easy to spot due to their bright coloration. They are typically a vibrant blue with a yellow tail. They have two black lines. One lines the fish form the eye, along the back,

A Deep Sea Mystery

May 18th, 2016

What makes the Black Sea Devil a deep sea mystery is there is less known information about it than the giant squid. What we DO know is this: A Female black sea devil can grow to be about the size of a baseball. The males are even smaller and are actually more of a parasite

Giant Squid

May 11th, 2016

For most of us, when we hear the word “squid” we either think of fishing bait or calamari. For Scientists, we can assume that they think of the Giant Squid– one of the largest mysteries of science. To see a live giant squid is a privilege not many have had. Most of everything scientists know

Mother’s Day

May 8th, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!

Locals Receive Free Admission

May 6th, 2016

Key West Aquarium is a proud participant in the Historic Tours of America Hometown Pass Program. Residents of Key West can take advantage of our tour for FREE when accompanied by a full fare adult paid guest! Now that’s a great deal!* To get your buy 1, get 1 FREE offer, simply sign up below

Burmese Python

May 4th, 2016

The importation and keeping of Burmese Pythons in Florida has led to some rather serious problems. People who no longer wish to care for their pythons, or whose pythons have grown too large to be kept in their houses, have been known to release their pets into the wild rather than have them re-homed or

Welcome Hunter!

April 27th, 2016

Today was a very exciting day at the Key West Aquarium as we gained a new family member- Hunter the Loggerhead Turtle! Hunter will be joining our Hawksbill Turtle Hector in the Atlantic Shores exhibit. Hunter is an adult male loggerhead weighing 205 lbs and was originally admitted to the Turtle Hospital on August 8,

Earth Day

April 22nd, 2016

Happy Earth Day!

World Penguin Day

April 20th, 2016

April 25th is world penguin day. To celebrate the upcoming holiday, here are some fun facts about penguins around the world! 1. There are 17 species of penguins, of the 17 species, 13 are either threatened or endangered, with some on the brink of extinction 2.  Penguins are one of about 40 species of flightless