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Hold a live starfish or pet a shark! At the Key West Aquarium you’ll get closer than you’ve ever been (without getting wet) to some of the world’s most intriguing marine species. Opened in 1934, the Key West Aquarium was the very first attraction in the city; it was also the largest aquarium of its kind at the time.

Today, it’s twice the size and showcases many of the sea animals that live in the waters surrounding the Florida Keys. See moray eels, stingrays, barracuda, parrotfish, tarpon, sharks, sea turtles and an array of tropical fish. Learn about their habitats and habits from the Key West Aquarium’s knowledgeable guides.

Have a hands-on experience like never before as you see, feel and pick-up the amazing animals that live in the Touch Tank. They are all harmless, gentle creatures just waiting to get a closer look at you! Listen carefully as Aquarium staff reveal facts and information about these mysterious species. Hold a live starfish or pet a shark! At the Key West Aquarium you’ll get closer than you’ve ever been (without getting wet) to some of the world’s most intriguing marine species. Opened in 1934, the Key West Aquarium was the very first attraction in the city; it was also the largest aquarium of its kind at the time. Start/opening time: At 10am.

End or closing time: At 6pm.

Others: Tours and feedings at 11am, 1pm, 3pm and 4.30pm.