New Exhibit—Shrimp Boat!
Come see our latest exhibit! Our shrimp boat touch tank features nature’s cleaning crew—an assortment of shrimps, mollies, as well as baby horseshoe crabs and sea stars. This easy-to-access interactive…Read More
New Exhibit – Mangrove Terrapins!
Come check out the newest residents of Aquarium Encounters, the Mangrove Terrapins! This subspecies of the Diamondback Terrapin is found almost exclusively in the Florida Keys. Unlike their freshwater cousins,…Read More
Coral Nursery Update!
Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters in coordination with its non-profit organization R3EACH as well as Dynasty Marine, FWC, Ken Nedimyer and Reef Renewal USA have been working on a brand new…Read More
Reef Renewal – Anchor Installation
Divers from Dynasty Marine, Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters, R3EACH and Reef Renewal USA in partnership with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) recently worked with Ken Nedimyer to…Read More
A Note from Florida Keys Aquarium Encounter on COVID-19
To our recent and future visitors of Aquarium Encounters. We are in constant contact with health officials and will continue to follow their updated guidance as provided. We value the…Read More
Learn About Our Lionfish!
Florida Fish and Wildlife is always looking to help educate the public on our local species of marine life. With their help, Aquarium Encounters has been able to add to…Read More
Aquarium Encounters earns 2019 Certificate of Excellence
Aquarium Encounters thanks every single visitor that has stopped by our facility. We have received the 2019 certificate of excellence from Trip Advisor, thanks to all your great reviews! We…Read More
Aquarium Encounters turns 5 years old!!
Thank you so much for all the years of support and fun! We appreciate each and every visitor we have had over the years and we hope to continue our…Read More
Meet Diver Ryan
Ryan Bonhag is 29 years old and the senior dive instructor here at Aquarium Encounters. Ryan has been diving for 11 years, he is a PADI instructor and more recently…Read More
May 2019 Aquarium Update
Aquarium Encounters has had a busy May already! We kicked off the month with quite a few events, starting with the Tom Thumb Bull and Cow captains meeting, two weddings,…Read More
Spring at the aquarium
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining and the sharks are hungry! If you are traveling to the Florida Keys this season, Aquarium Encounters is a must do for…Read More
Meet the Biologist: Kee Bligh
Kee Bligh is Aquarium Encounter’s senior biologist. She has been a part of the aquarium team since December of 2014, shortly after the aquarium opened. Originally from New Britain, Connecticut;…Read More
Ashley Watson is 25 years old, and originally from Brattleboro Vermont. Her constant love for marine life has steered her carrier path in life, and guided her travels. Having graduated…Read More
Meet our Biologist!
Haley Townsend has been a Marine Biologist at Aquarium Encounters since June 2018. She is the newest member to the animal care team. Haley is originally from Jacksonville North Carolina,…Read More
Summer Camp 2019
Interested in getting junior or open water dive certified? Our 3 day camp program is a great way to immerse yourself further in the magic of the ocean. Spend time…Read More