The Key West Aquarium is located at the corner of Front and Whitehead streets. Keep in mind with the Aquarium’s location next to Mallory Square, parking is very limited.
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This is a true must stop. It was constructed during the Depression. The concrete used to make the tanks and other parts of the structure was mixed with salt water since fresh water was so hard to find. It opened in 1935 originally but has gone through several changes since then.
When originally opened it was the first in the country to have an open-air concept. Since 1935 a roof has been added, but it still has an open feel. Take the tour, which is part of your ticket price. A tour lasts about 40 minutes.
The Aquarium has species found in the Keys. You can learn about turtles, sharks, and other fish you will see while snorkeling. Also, be sure to check out the shark tank and stay for feeding time.
Plan to visit the aquarium on your next trip down to the Keys.
The Aquarium is open 9am to 6pm daily.