Kid-friendly activities in Key West: If you’ve ever experienced Key West as an adult, you may be unable to imagine a trip to the island with your kids in tow. Before you write off Key West for the kids, check out this list of activities that doesn’t require you to leave your munchkins with a babysitter—you’ll want to save that for your Duval crawl.
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Explore a glass-enclosed habitat filled with tropical plants, exotic birds, waterfalls and over 50 different butterfly species. Finish your tour in the Learning Center, where you’ll get all sorts of information about the butterfly lifecycle and plants of paradise.
1316 Duval Street
“Do it All” Watersports Adventure
Wear out the kids with six hours of fun in the sun. Spend your day out on the water while enjoying 12 different watersport activities. From parasailing to banana boat rides, Sunset Watersports’ “Do it All” Adventure has it all. Not to mention, this ultimate watersports adventure has discounted prices for children under 12, and kids 5 and under are free!
201 William Street
Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum
This maritime museum takes you all the way back to when ship wrecking and salvaging was a way of life in Key West. In fact, it’s the reason why our little island used to be the richest city in the United States. See live actors, watch films and examine artifacts all while learning about the beautiful, yet treacherous Florida Keys reef.
1 Whitehead Street
Key West Aquarium
Located right next to the Shipwreck Museum, the Key West Aquarium gives you an up close look at the underwater creatures of the Florida Keys. With shark feeding and a touch tank, your kids will get an opportunity unlike anywhere else on the island.
1 Whitehead Street
All Day Beach Pass
Lay out, kayak, paddleboard, parasail or windsurf on the largest beach in Key West with Sunset Watersports’ All Day Smathers Beach Pass. Let the kids enjoy the water, while you enjoy your lounge chair and cocktail. It’s the best of both worlds!
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Your little ones can play and learn at the Eco-Discovery Center with the world’s only underwater ocean laboratory. Take a virtual dive to 1,600 feet, explore a 2,400 gallon aquarium and watch live video from the reef. This stop is guaranteed to keep your kids’ brains and bodies busy!
35 E Quay Rd, Key West, FL 33040
At this iconic Key West spot, you and the entire family can enjoy live entertainment by daring street performers, all while watching the famous Key West sunset. Sip on mojitos while the kids enjoy virgin tropical drinks and wave to boats as they sail by the harbor. Don’t worry about missing this island spectacle, as it happens every night at sunset – rain or shine.