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Schedule a Group Tour

The Key West Aquarium offers discounted rates for group tours and special events. A reservation is required, and group tours are scheduled at 9 am. For more information and pricing, please contact our group sales department by filling out the form below!

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Aquarium Special Events

You too can host your special event at the Key West Aquarium. The Key West Aquarium is a unique Key West landmark and is available for extraordinary dinner parties, receptions, and cocktail parties. The aquarium has a distinctive aura and historic significance. Located in the heart of Mallory Square, the aquarium sits on the Key West Harbor and can provide your guests with a spectacular view of Key West’s world-famous sunsets. Our Special Events Coordinator will be happy to meet with you at your convenience to discuss the endless possibilities that will create a most memorable event.

Some of the groups that the Key West Aquarium has hosted include:

  • Florida Attractions Association
  • Florida Bar Board of Governors
  • Key West Chamber of Commerce
  • National Veterinary Conference
  • Wedding receptions


The Key West Aquarium can accommodate up to 150 guests.

Pricing is based upon number of participants, usage and time of day and is subject to change.

The Key West Aquarium has hosted numerous special events and corporate events with clients from out of town. Rental of the Key West Aquarium is for the location only. Most caterers can provide further details on musicians, florists, and equipment rental. Please contact us to check date availability. All catering and equipment rental arrangements must be contracted separately by the individual renting the site. A professional catering service is required. All trash is to be removed by the contracted catering company, and breakdown after the event must be handled professionally by 11 pm.


Field Trips

The Key West Aquarium showcases a piece of Key West history as well as the island’s current relationship with the marine ecosystems we rely on. Education and community engagement are core values of the Key West Aquarium, and we are happy to support learning and to foster a love of history and natural resources by hosting field trips to the aquarium. To ensure the best experience for groups while meeting the operational needs of the aquarium, the following guidelines govern field trips to the aquarium:

Groups should be no more than 30 people at a time. The best time for field trips to the aquarium is between 9 am and 11 am. Visits need to be kept to one hour or less. This is enough time for students to view and engage with the exhibits and attend a guided tour. It also allows larger groups to split and stagger their visit with other attractions, such as the Shipwreck Treasure Museum. There must be at least two adults per 10 children in a group. Additional chaperones are welcome and encouraged to accompany groups that need extra help to meet their students’ specific needs. The Key West Aquarium is happy to offer discounted ticket prices for Monroe County students and accompanying adults. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or specific requests. We look forward to sharing the wonder of the ocean with you!

What are the age groups for field trip tours?

  • K-5th grade
  • 6th-8th grade
  • 9th-12th grade: High school

When are tours available?

Tours are available seven days a week; tour times are coordinated by teachers and the Outreach Coordinator.

How long are the tours?

Tours run between 45 and 60 minutes depending on the amount of interaction and questions from the participants.

What is the cost?

We have a variety of customizable options available, including special Monroe County School District and group rates. Contact us below to learn more.

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