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Hometown Pass

May 5th, 2018

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.

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***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

Hometown Pass

April 7th, 2018

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.
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***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

Locals Day

April 1st, 2018

Happy Locals Day! On the FIRST Sunday of every month Monroe County residents receive free admission at the Key West Aquarium!

 

 

*Proof of residency required!

Locals Day

March 4th, 2018

Happy Locals Day! On the FIRST Sunday of every month Monroe County residents receive free admission at the Key West Aquarium!

 

 

*Proof of residency required!

Hometown Pass

March 3rd, 2018

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.
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***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

Locals Day

February 4th, 2018

Happy Locals Day! On the FIRST Sunday of every month Monroe County residents receive free admission at the Key West Aquarium!

 

 

*Proof of residency required!

Hometown Pass

February 3rd, 2018

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.
iamge001
***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

Locals Day

January 7th, 2018

Happy Locals Day! On the FIRST Sunday of every month Monroe County residents receive free admission at the Key West Aquarium!

 

 

*Proof of residency required!

Hometown Pass

January 6th, 2018

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.
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***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***

Genya Yerkes has been a member of the Key West Aquarium staff for almost 17 years.

Title: Assistant Curator/Operations Manager

  1. What brought you to Key West?

I originally moved here in the summer of 2000 to attend FKCC for their Marine Environmental Technology degree. I also started working for the aquarium that summer and it was my very first job in the zoological industry.

  1. What is your favorite sea animal? Why?

Eek! So many to choose from but my favorite would have to be the octopus. You only have a short time with them because of their short life span but their problem-solving skills are truly mind blowing. It’s fun to create puzzles and enrichment challenges for them. A close second would be giraffe; the time I spent with them at Busch Gardens was an amazing time in my career.

  1. What would be your ideal day out on the water?

Solid breeze, good friends, plentiful drinks, and good tunes.

  1. When did you first become interested in Marine Biology?

I can’t even remember when; anything to do with the water has always been a passion of mine. However, my love and respect for nature was instilled in me by my father.

  1. What do you enjoy most about the KWAQ?

I love that we are a piece of “Old Key West”; there aren’t many left so that truly provides a special experience for our guests.

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