Key West Aquarium
Key West, FL
One Whitehead St.
Key West, FL 33040
Toll Free U.S.: 800-868-7482
Toll Free U.S./Canada: 800-868-7482
Foot of Whitehead St. Mallory Square.
Hours of Operation:
10 a.m - 6 p.m. Tours and feedings at 11 a.m.,
1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.
During the Great Depression, Key West had
turned over its charter to the federal government
due to the economic disaster that had hit the
island. The federal government believed Key West,
with its great weather and location, would make
a wonderful tourist destination. The Works Project
Administration (WPA) was sent in and built the
Key West Aquarium between 1932-1934. The Aquarium
was originally an open air aquarium, one of the
first and largest at the time. Today, it is nearly
twice the size of the original with the addition
of the Atlantic Shores exhibit and the large outdoor
Adults $10, children (4 - 12) $4.50.