News and Events

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

Guidelines for Catch & Release Fishing

April 13th, 2016

Decide beforehand which fish are to be kept and immediately release all others. Fish with barbless hooks or crimp and remove the barb. There’s no significant difference or mortality between catching fish with barbed/barbless hooks. The advantages of barbless hooks are: reduces time needed to dehook the fish, and less physical damage to the fish

Locals Receive Free Admission

April 1st, 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

Happy Easter!

March 27th, 2016

Have a safe and happy Easter!  

Squirrel Fish

March 23rd, 2016

The squirrelfish can be found at depths to 590 feet but more typically found within 100 feet. They are nocturnal. At night, they swim over sandy bottoms and sea grass beds at night searching for prey. During the daylight hours, they hide in crevices and under ledges within coral reefs to avoid predators. Juveniles form

Happy First Day of Spring!

March 20th, 2016

It’s time for flowers and warm weather! Happy first day of Spring!  

Locals Receive Free Admission!

March 18th, 2016

Residents within our six cities can take advantage of some of our tours and attractions for FREE when accompanied by an adult paid guest.* It’s Simple, Fast & Best of all… Free!                                              

Angels of the Sea

March 16th, 2016

First identified and named in 1758, approximately 86 species of marine angelfish live in shallow reefs around the world. Queen angelfish have distinct electric blue bodies with yellow fins and tail. The fish may even have orange or purple highlights. Queen angelfish acquired their names from their “crowns”– a round black/blue spot on the top