News and Events

Shark Awareness Day

July 14th, 2016

July 14th is Shark awareness day! Let’s talk about some unique sharks found in our Earth’s oceans. Saw Shark: What makes this shark unique is their snout. Unlike other sharks, their snout is long and lined with teeth. They use these teeth to slash their prey. Thresher shark: What makes this shark unique is their

Hometown Pass

July 8th, 2016

Key West Residents that sign up for the Hometown Pass program will receive free admission to the Key West Aquarium when accompanied by a guest who has purchased a FULL FARE ADULT TICKET. ***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

Locals Day

July 3rd, 2016

Happy locals Day! Every first Sunday of the month, the Key West Aquarium offers FREE admission to our locals!

Goliath Grouper

June 22nd, 2016

The adult fish is generally brownish yellow, gray, or olive with small dark spots on head, body, and fins to help blend in to their rocky coral and muddy inshore habitat (waters up to 150 ft). Three or four irregular faint vertical bars are present of the sides of individuals less than 3 feet in

First Day of Summer

June 20th, 2016

Happy First Day of Summer!

Father’s Day

June 19th, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

Locals Receive Free Admission

June 3rd, 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

Queen Conch

June 1st, 2016

The Queen Conch produces a large spiral shell with “spines” on it. These spines are thought to be for protection, but to human touch they are dull and non-threathening. The conch’s shell has a wide lip that has a rich pink color. Inside the shell is where the head stays which has two pairs of

Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Blue Tang Fish Facts | Blue Tang Fish In The Florida Keys

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,