Key West Aquarium in Key West , FL
Mallory Square • Key West , FL 33040
Key West's first attraction, the interactive Key West Aquarium is a great place to experience marine life indigenous to the Florida Keys. Located in Key West's famous Mallory Square, this historic aquarium first opened in 1935 and is home to jellyfish, sharks, and many other marine animals. Enjoy interactive conservation talks and animal feedings. The Aquarium's expert guides are on hand as you meet moray eels, barracuda, grouper, tropical fish and more.
Where is the Aquarium located?
The Key West Aquarium is located on the world famous Mallory Square, home of the nightly Sunset Celebration. They are at the corner of Front St. and Whitehead St. in historic Old Town Key West. The address is #1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040.
Do they 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.
What do they do during the guided tours and feedings?
The Aquarium's guided tours and feedings are 30 to 40-minute walking tours of the Aquarium led by a guide that feeds many marine animals while educating guests with interesting facts and the history of Key West.
Can I take photographs and/or video?
Absolutely. Photographs and video are always welcome.
How much time should I expect to spend in the aquarium?
Guests spend an average of 45 minutes to an hour.
How large is the aquarium?
This is a smaller, historical aquarium that first opened in 1935. It is one story and is wheelchair accessible.
Are they closed for holidays?
No. The aquarium is open 7 days a week, 365 days a year. They reserve the right to close early should special circumstances arise.
Are they 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.