FLORIDA KEYS — Parents, kids, grandparents and extended families can explore Florida Keys attractions, tours, nature centers, museums, watersports and other offerings through a value-added program that provides free admission and opportunities for children age 12 and under.
The Kids Keys Deals program continues through Sunday, Oct. 15, and is spearheaded by the Key West Attractions Association.
Families can visit KidsKeysDeals.com to download coupons for visits to nature-themed and historic attractions, restaurant perks and enjoyable activities on the water. The site features links to participating businesses and information about their offerings.
The program requires that each child be accompanied by at least one paying adult, and is open to both visiting and Keys families.
Participating attractions in Key West include the Key West Shipwreck Treasure Museum, Conch Tour Train, Key West Aquarium, Old Town Trolley Tours, Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, Sails to Rails Museum, Key West Tropical Forest & Botanical Garden, Key West Escape Room and Harry S. Truman Little White House.
Elsewhere in the island chain, offerings for kids include free general admission to the Middle Keys’ Dolphin Research Center, an acclaimed nonprofit marine mammal research and education facility, and Marathon’s immersive Florida Keys Aquarium Encounters marine park; and admission and other treats from Islamorada’s one-of-a-kind History of Diving Museum.
Also featured are watersports excursions such as snorkeling trips, sunset sails and excursion values or gifts. Participating watersports operators include Danger Charters, FunKey Charters, Fish Monster MAX, Sebago Watersports and Fury Water Adventures.
Restaurant and game values are available as well.
Participants and offer information: KidsKeysDeals.com
Keys Kids Deals in effect through Oct. 15 include free admission for kids 12 and under at a variety of top Key West, Marathon and Islamorada attractions, including the Dolphin Research Center in Marathon.
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is one of the many top attractions included in the Keys Kids program. Photo: JoNell Modys