News and Events

Interactive Tours

July 8th, 2015

Come on in, the waters fine! Join us for our tours as we get up close and personal in our touch tank. We are open 7 days a week from 10am to 6pm. We have made our aquarium specifically to make your experience more exciting and educational. You are welcome to join us at your

Why Are Mangroves Important In The Florida Keys

July 1st, 2015

All along the Florida Keys, you will see bushes between the ocean and the shore, and covering all the islands that surround us. These “bushes” are called mangroves. There are three types of mangroves in the Florida Keys: Red, White, and Black. These mangroves are important. Not only to the ocean and sea creatures, but

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

Facts About Invasive Species of Marine Life In Florida

September 29th, 2014

From the lionfish, to the iguana, to the Burmese python, the Key West Aquarium is becoming home to many invasive species in Southern Florida. That is why we will soon be opening up a new tank just to house invasive species. While these invasive creatures are not welcome in most parts of Florida, we want

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

Aquarium Remodeling

July 1st, 2011

Since March 2011 the Key West Aquarium has been under going a face lift.  A new entry way to the aquarium is just about completed. Atlantic Shores has a new deck making it wheel chair accessible. Our famous Touch Tank will not be spared from the construction, it too will receive a new look. The