Seahorse Key Open House This Saturday

Seahorse Key Open House This Saturday

Seahorse Key drawing
The lighthouse, which was 75 feet above sea level and visible for 15 miles, was first exhibited on August 1, 1854. The light station was later abandoned in 1915.

Get in touch with science, history at Seahorse Key open house

Visitors of all ages will get up close and personal with local history and wildlife at the next Seahorse Key open house, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 25. The laboratory is managed by UF/IFAS, with contributions from UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Santa Fe College.

A pop-up aquarium of ‘touch tanks’ will let families interact with living marine animals and reptiles collected from the Cedar Key area. Past aquariums have included seahorses, puffer fish and terrapin turtles.

During free guided tours of the island’s pre-Civil War lighthouse, guests will learn about the island’s place in U.S. history, visit the cemetery and climb up to the top of the lighthouse.

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