What’s New & Events

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

June is Local’s Month!

May 15th, 2014

adobe creative suite 6 master collection Each year in June, we like to open our doors to all the residents of Monroe County and invite them to visit the Key West Aquarium (and our partners at the Conch Tour Train, Old Town Trolley, Little White House and Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum) on us. That's

Local’s Day, Sunday May 4

April 9th, 2014

Calling all Monroe County Residents! Don’t forget that Sunday, February 3rd, is Local’s Day, which means free admission to everyone’s favorite Key West Attractions and Key West Museums like the Aquarium, Conch Tour Train, Old Town Trolley, Harry S. Truman Little White House and the Key West Shipwreck Treasures Museum. Just remember to bring proof

Key West Aquarium CASTmembers are presented with HTA E.S.P. Award

March 4th, 2013

Historic Tours of America (HTA) is proud to present its Entertainment, Service and People (E.S.P.) Award to the CASTmembers of the Key West Aquarium. The HTA E.S.P. Award is normally presented to an individual who has gone beyond their normal call of duty in their given field of endeavor. However, in the case of the

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