What’s New & Events

Hometown Pass

August 19th, 2015

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.***

Happy 4th of July!

July 4th, 2015

Have a safe and happy 4th of July!

Iguanas: Invaders, but Not at the Key West Aquarium

December 20th, 2014

We recently opened up a new Iguana display at the Key West Aquarium. Finding the iguanas wasn’t hard, because they’ve been heavily populating South Florida for the past couple years. But luckily, we now have this exhibit that teaches guests about the side of iguanas that doesn’t include destroying gardens and eating endangered plants. Our

Our Macaws and Hawk

November 29th, 2014

Fortunately, blue and gold macaws have faired better in captivity as pets. Originally from Central and South America, blue and gold macaws can grow up to nearly 35 inches and can weigh up to 3.3 pounds. In addition to their bright and alluring colors, the macaw also has a very sturdy beak that it often

Becoming a Bit “Birdier” at the Key West Aquarium

October 14th, 2014

In addition to our new guests, the iguanas and the American Alligators, we’ve received some new feathered friends: African Grey parrots, Gold Macaws, and even a beautiful red shouldered hawk that we affectionately call “Nela.” We were lucky enough to have our stunning parrots donated to us by gracious families living here in Key West.

Our American Alligators are Innovative

August 30th, 2014

During their breeding season, which starts every spring, American alligators will come together in great numbers for courtship dances. The females will gather all kinds of natural materials such as leaves, sticks, and even mud to create a shelter. Then, the females will lay her eggs in the shelter and cover the eggs with even

Our Gators Come from the Everglades

August 10th, 2014

Here at the Key West Aquarium, we keep baby alligators that we get from the Everglades in our outdoor exhibit. When they mature to sizes that we can no longer take care of, we send them back to the Everglades and replace them with younger, baby alligators of a much more manageable size. But don’t

Did you know Mojo’s Species is Invasive in Florida?

July 10th, 2014

Because of their fondness for marshlands, many Burmese pythons have reached the Everglades and reproduced at an alarmingly rapid rate. In 2007, Mojo’s species were officially established in North Florida and in the coastal areas of the Panhandle. By 2009, more than 1,300 Burmese pythons had been captured in the Everglades. However, despite their invasive

Locals Visit Us Free Every First Sunday of the Month!

July 1st, 2014

Don’t forget! On every first Sunday of the month, locals get to learn all about Florida’s marine life for free. It’s our way of saying “thank you” for recommending us to your friends and family and for helping us to educate so many people about the unique creatures found in Floridian ecosystems. Just bring your

Our Python Has an Upgraded Home!

June 15th, 2014

That’s right. Our albino Burmese python Mojo recently received some renovations to his home at the Key West Aquarium. Even though he is an invasive species in the South Florida region, we sure are lucky to have him here at the Aquarium. While Mojo is about 10 feel long, most Burmese pythons are 12 feet