Key West Aquariums & Nature

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Key West Aquarium
Built as the first attraction on the island in 1932, the Key West Aquarium is today home to the underwater residents of Key West: sharks, turtles, stingrays, tropical and game fish. Get up close and personal with the animals at the Touch Tank and Stingray Bay. Key West Aquarium is one of the most unique aquariums in the whole world. With the first open-air design of its kind, it actively educates about marine life and ecosystem conservation through touch tanks and feeding tours.
Built as the first attraction on the island in 1932, the Key West Aquarium is today home to the underwater residents of Key West: sharks, turtles, stingrays, tropical and game fish. Get up close and personal with the animals at the Touch Tank and Stingray Bay. Key West Aquarium is one of the most unique aquariums in the whole world. With the first open-air design of its kind, it actively educates about marine life and ecosystem conservation through touch tanks and feeding tours.
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Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
This private, lush oasis perfectly captures the relaxed, magical feel of Key West. This incredible world of butterflies amazes as guests stroll through inviting walkways that allow for the perfect view of flowering plants, exotic birds, waterfalls, trees, and over 50 different varieties of butterflies. Take a breathtaking journey through the climate controlled, glass covered habitat and home to the magnificent world of butterflies and birds.
This private, lush oasis perfectly captures the relaxed, magical feel of Key West. This incredible world of butterflies amazes as guests stroll through inviting walkways that allow for the perfect view of flowering plants, exotic birds, waterfalls, trees, and over 50 different varieties of butterflies. Take a breathtaking journey through the climate controlled, glass covered habitat and home to the magnificent world of butterflies and birds.
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Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden
The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. An active participant in conservation education, the garden seeks to advocate for the importance of native plants and species. With some of the richest plant and animal life found in Caribbean habitats, it is a secluded, special place where all guests have the opportunity to explore and appreciate biodiversity.
The Key West Tropical Forest and Botanical Garden is home to many endangered and threatened flora and fauna. An active participant in conservation education, the garden seeks to advocate for the importance of native plants and species. With some of the richest plant and animal life found in Caribbean habitats, it is a secluded, special place where all guests have the opportunity to explore and appreciate biodiversity.
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Nancy’s Secret Garden
Nancy Forrester has been rescuing abused and abandoned parrots for 25 years and has created this special place to house these very unique birds. Children are welcome and encouraged to spend time with the birds… play music, feed them, paint, and take pictures. This wonderful experience, located at 518 Elizabeth Street, is open from 10 to 4 every day for you to bond with these endangered birds.
Nancy Forrester has been rescuing abused and abandoned parrots for 25 years and has created this special place to house these very unique birds. Children are welcome and encouraged to spend time with the birds… play music, feed them, paint, and take pictures. This wonderful experience, located at 518 Elizabeth Street, is open from 10 to 4 every day for you to bond with these endangered birds.
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Monroe County Sheriff’s Office Petting Zoo
Open the the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, the Sheriff’s Animal Farm is a place where kids of all ages can meet horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, turtles, and snakes. The Sheriff’s Animal Farm is also home to abandoned exotic animals including tropical birds, a kinkajou, sloths, a lemur, an emu, and a family of cavy’s. Guests will be enchanted by exotic wildlife around them on Stock Island. The farm is free of charge.
Open the the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, the Sheriff’s Animal Farm is a place where kids of all ages can meet horses, a cow, pigs, goats, bunnies, alligators, tropical birds, turtles, and snakes. The Sheriff’s Animal Farm is also home to abandoned exotic animals including tropical birds, a kinkajou, sloths, a lemur, an emu, and a family of cavy’s. Guests will be enchanted by exotic wildlife around them on Stock Island. The farm is free of charge.
Theater of the Sea
Since 1946, Theater of the Sea has been entertaining visitor to the Florida Keys on their 17 acre park. Guests can enjoy with dolphin and sea lion shows, snorkel cruises, animal training, swimming with dolphins, sea lions and rays. Take a bottomless boat ride or enjoy a swim at the lagoon beach. There is so much to see and do. Fun for whole family. Open 365 days a year.
Since 1946, Theater of the Sea has been entertaining visitor to the Florida Keys on their 17 acre park. Guests can enjoy with dolphin and sea lion shows, snorkel cruises, animal training, swimming with dolphins, sea lions and rays. Take a bottomless boat ride or enjoy a swim at the lagoon beach. There is so much to see and do. Fun for whole family. Open 365 days a year.