One of Aquarium Encounters’ first ever on-property events was the hosting of the Greater Marathon Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours last summer when we opened. It was the highest attended Business After Hours event ever, and we were thrilled to make it a part of our inaugural week. This event is now a meaningful…

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It’s everyone’s favorite week of summer, Discovery Channel’s Shark Week! Here at Aquarium Encounters we celebrate Shark Week every week by having people like YOU get up close and personal with these toothy predators. Stay tuned to our Facebook page all week for FINtastic fun facts and highlights about our shark residents! Have a look…

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Meet our newest resident, the Guitarfish at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters.

Meet the Guitarfish! If you’ve walked by the Coral Reef Tank lately, you may have noticed a new resident relaxing on the floor of the tank, or perhaps showing off his belly while swimming up the windows. These oddly-shaped fish are Atlantic Guitarfish (Rhinobatos letiginosus) and they arrived to the Aquarium a few weeks ago.…

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Join us for our Member's Appreciation Event , Encounters After Hours at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters!

At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters we are proud to announce our inaugural Encounters After Hours event on Saturday, June 20th, 2015. We’re hosting the Encounters After Hours Event to show how much we appreciate our members (and the wannabes!). Kick off your weekend with Spotty the Eagle Ray and her friends, enjoy a sampling of…

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Celebrate World Turtle Day with our friends at the Freshwater Bayou!

Are you celebrating the unique beauty of turtles? At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, we love our turtles! At our Freshwater Bayou, our guests can experience the magic of our resident turtles first-hand during any excursion to our park. Each year since 1990, the American Tortoise Rescue, a not for profit group dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation…

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We are proud to announce that Aquarium Encounters will be offering totally interactive Florida Keys Summer Camps at our location in Marathon. Camp Aquarium Encounters is a totally interactive half-day camp, perfect for the aspiring Marine Biologist in your life (or just the awesome kid you know who thinks the ocean is pretty neat). Campers…

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Here at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, we’ve enjoyed an awesome holiday and “winter” season! Our busiest days yet were Christmas and New Years, with hundreds of visitors taking the opportunity to trade White Snow holidays for White Sand holidays! Folks from around the world explored our facility, learned about the marine ecosystem of the Florida Keys,…

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With the Holidays just around the corner, the team at Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters is excited to welcome new guests to Marathon to our interactive aquarium experience. As a part of our commitment to better serve our valued guests, we want to make sure that families and friends that are planning on visiting the aquarium…

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This past weekend we were proud to host our first birthday party at our interactive Aquarium in the heart of the Florida Keys. We are thrilled to be able to offer exclusive birthday packages for our young aquatic conservationists. Our friend Kye turned 5 this weekend and enjoyed an awesome party with all of his…

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At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, we welcome new visitors as they move through our interactive aquarium experience on a daily basis. However, in the last few weeks we have been proud to welcome new species of marine animals into our coral reef environments for all of our guest to enjoy. These new species, including new…

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At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters we are committed to cultivating passionate conservation of our oceans and marine environments. This commitment starts with our Aquarium and all that we offer with respect to immersing people in exciting ocean experiences, but extends into our local community and the fragile ocean ecosystems found in the Florida Keys. In…

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The last 7 days in September is locals week here at Aquarium Encounters! Monroe County adults can stop by the Aquarium with their driver’s license and all children will be admitted free! This is also the last week of the Membership Special at Aquarium Encounters. Our membership special has been running during the entire month…

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Have you ever taken part in the feeding of juvenile nurse sharks? At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, our unique aquarium attractions allow our guests to take part in the feeding and hands-on interaction with young nurse sharks and stingrays. Because nurse sharks are relatively docile sharks when young, humans can interact with them in a…

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Horseshoe crabs are marine arthropods that resemble crustaceans. They are one of Earth’s oldest living inhabitants with fossils dating back roughly 450 million years. This means that these ancient creatures even pre-date dinosaurs. For this reason, Horseshoe crabs are often commonly considered living fossils. At Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, our guests are invited to interact…

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Have you met the newest addition to the Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters family? Rex is an African spurred tortoise. While he is only 11.5 years old, he can live to be over 100! As this video shows, Rex loves to share a healthy snack with our guests! Stop by our aquatic park in Marathon today…

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