Key West Aquarium

Key West Aquarium offers guided tours of the Sea Turtle Conservation, Atlantic Shores, and Stingray Bay exhibits, the Aquarium Touch Tank, as well as the Aquarium Shark Feedings. Students will hear the stories of the sea turtles and discuss ways to help them, feed tropical fish while learning the importance of the mangrove ecosystem, and interact with the stingrays as guides explain the misconception that the animals are dangerous. At the Touch Tank they'll get up close and personal with some familiar creatures found in the lower keys ecosystems such as whelks, conchs, sea stars, slate pencil sea urchins, serpent sea stars, and sea cucumbers, giant hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs. During the Shark Feeding, guides will explain the importance of sharks and students will have a chance to feed and touch a live shark!

Contact Info
Address: 1 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL 33040. Monroe County. Tel: 888-544-5927. Website: Hrs: Daily 9AM-6PM.

Trip Info
Grade Level: All grades. Program Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hr. 40 min. Cost: Fee.

SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science, Environmental Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Environmental Science.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue