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Things To Do In Key West For Kids

Check Out All The Cool Things To Do In Key West For Kids

There are plenty of fun things to do in Key West with kids. From marine life to fun at the beach, you're sure to find many activities for kids. Following is a list of recommended attractions for children.
Key West Aquarium

Key West For Kids AquariumThe Key West Aquarium has delighted visitors since 1934. Come join us and see for yourself the beautiful indigenous sea-creatures of Key West and the Florida Keys. Guided show tours, petting & feeding, Touch Tank, friendly & knowledgeable guides and more. This is one of the best attractions in Key West for kids who love exotic marine life and interactive exhibits.

Located in Mallory Square • 1 Whitehead Street

Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum

Key West For Kids Shipwreck MuseumOverlook Key West’s historic district and the barrier reef from on top of Tift’s Lookout tower .... a faithful reproduction of the original and now Key West’s only remaining wrecker’s observatory. And join our CAST in another time as you enter the world of an 1856 Key West wrecker’s warehouse and relive how Key West became the Richest City in the USA!

Located in Mallory Square • 1 Whitehead Street

Mel Fisher’s Maritime Museum

Treasure in Key West For KidsLift a bar of real gold and learn about Spanish galleons. Mel Fisher's Maritime Museum displays millions of recovered Spanish treasures including gold and silver coins, navigational instruments and artifacts from the sunken Nuestra Señora de Atocha, a Spanish galleon sunk in the fifteenth century.

Located at 200 Greene St.

Sails to Rails at Flagler Station

kids train conductor hatJourney through the age of sail, a time when tail ships plied the treacherous waters of the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico from the 1500s to early 1900s and continues into the era of Henry Flagler�s Overseas Railway. Located in the historic Key West Bight at 901 Caroline Street, this state-of-the-art museum features hands on exhibits, raw footage, unique artifacts and the only scale model of Fort Jefferson in the Dry Tortugas.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not!®

ripley's logoRipley's Believe It or Not! offers a great collection of the world's strangest oddities with over 500 exhibits and 13 galleries on two floors including a section on Amazing Acts and Unbelievable Stunts, a rotating tunnel and Ernest Hemingway displays. (older children only)

Located on 108 Duval Street

Key West Lighthouse Museum

key west lighthouseThe Key West lighthouse was built in 1847 to help ships sailing the dangerous reefs of the Florida Keys. The tower is 86 feet tall and visitors are invited to climb the 88 steps to see panoramic views of Key West. Guests can also see the keeper's quarters where they lived with their families.

Located at 938 Whitehead St.

Astro City park & Higgs Beach

kids at the beachAstro City Park has a well-equiped playground across the street from Higgs Beach.

Higgs Beach is a popular spot in Key West for kids. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available for rental. Tennis courts are free. There's also a restaurant and bar as well as volleyball courts and grills.

Located on Atlantic Ave.

Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory

Things To Do In Key West For Kids Butterfly museumThe Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory immerses you in an environment filled with hundreds of beautiful butterflies, colorful birds, waterfalls, flowering plants and trees all under a climate controlled, glass enclosed habitat. A breathtaking journey!

Located at 1316 Duval Street.

Southernmost Point

family at southrnmost pointThe Southernmost Point is a marker resembling a buoy and is located at the southernmost tip of Key West. This monument depicts that Cuba is only 90 miles away and is one of the most popular spots in Key West for photographs.

Located at the corner of Whitehead and South streets.

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Yankee Freedom III, Dry Tortugas National Park Ferry
aerial view of Fort JeffersonThe Dry Tortugas is a great place for kids to have fun while discovering and learning about nature and history at the same time! There are many activities on the island and in the water. Snorkel the colorful reefs, observe the park’s unique birds and wildlife, explore Fort Jefferson and the moat surrounding it, and you can even become a Dry Tortugas Junior Ranger.
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Kids enjoy a visit to the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center where they'll see native plants and animals of they Keys, both on land and underwater. The center has interactive exhibits including a mock-up of the world's largest underwater ocean laboratory. There's also a gift shop offering books, games, dvds and more. Free admission.

Located at 35 East Quay Road.

Fort Zachary Taylor Historic State Park

Fort Zachary Taylor is Florida's southernmost state park. Completed in 1866, Fort Zachary Taylor played important roles in the Civil War and Spanish-American War. Kids can enjoy the beach, picnic areas, swimming, snorkeling, fishing, a short nature trail and bicycling. A stand at the beach offers snacks, beverages and souvenirs. Guided tours of the fort are available daily.

Located in Key West at the end of Southard Street on Truman Annex.

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