The Key West Aquarium is the island’s oldest attraction and one of our favorites. It was built by the WPA during the Depression to help make Key West a tourist destination. It is the first point of interest we point out as our tours depart from Mallory Square. One of the things that makes the place so special is that it is filled with locals. All of the critters at the Aquarium are from the Florida Keys. The tarpon, the lobster, the seahorses, the stingrays and the sharks, are the same tarpon, lobster, seahorses, stingrays and sharks you would meet diving or snorkling.
This past week, the Aquarium opened a new exhibit, called Moon Jellies. These amazing jellyfish are just fascinating to watch. Check them out here: Moon jellies
If you haven’t been to the Aquarium in while, go. It’s a real Key West treasure. And don’t forget if you are a resident of Monroe County, the first Sunday each month is free to locals. Go meet the Moon Jellies!