Where are you located?
The Key West Aquarium is located on the world famous Mallory Square, home of the nightly Sunset Celebration. We are at the corner of Front St. and Whitehead St. in historic Old Town Key West. Our address is #1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040.
Do you have parking?
Parking can be difficult in Old Town. However, there is plenty of metered parking on several blocks around Mallory Square. There is a parking garage at the Westin Resort one block over. There is also a Park and Ride garage located on the corner of Caroline and Grinnell Street where you can park and use the city bus to get downtown. Also, cabs and pedicabs are always available downtown for pick up.
What do you do during the guided tours and feedings?
Our guided tours and feedings are 30 to 40 minute walking tours of the aquarium. It is led by our guide that feeds many marine animals while educating our guests with interesting facts and the history of Key West. The tours begin with a short introduction of the Touch Tank followed with hand feeding of the stingrays, sharks and the Atlantic Shores exhibit. During the tours guests will have the opportunity to touch a live shark on the tail while seeing many other amazing creatures up close.
Guided tours and feedings begin every day at:
- 11:00 a.m.
- 1:00 p.m.
- 3:00 p.m.
- 4:30 p.m.
Can I take photographs and/or video?
Absolutely. Photographs and video are always welcome.
Do I have to take a tour?
That is entirely up to our guests if they would like to follow a tour. Key West Aquarium tickets are valid for two consecutive days which allows you to come and go as you please and join as many tours as you choose. We recommend browsing the exhibits on your own and making time for a tour if your schedule allows. Please remember that our tickets are not transferable.
How much time should I expect to spend in the aquarium?
The average time our guests spend at once is 45 minutes to an hour. However, since you can enter and exit freely with your ticket for two consecutive days, you may spend any amount of time you desire.
How large is the aquarium?
Since the aquarium was first opened in 1935, it is a smaller, historical aquarium. It is one story and is wheelchair accessible.
Are you closed for holidays?
No. The aquarium is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. We reserve the right to close early should special circumstances arise. We immediately inform our guests if there is any change in operation hours.
Are you pet friendly?
Yes! Dogs are welcome anytime as long as they are on leashes. The aquarium reserves the right to request the removal of any animal displaying aggressive behavior or for excessive noise.
Can I bring drinks and food inside?
Yes, food and drinks are allowed inside the Aquarium.