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South Carolina Aquarium

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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
+1 843-577-3474
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Fun, wonder and education come together at the South Carolina Aquarium. An intimate family-fun adventure, see a rare albino American alligator; get hands-on at the Touch Tank, marvel at the sharks in the Great Ocean Tank, come face-to-face with rays in the Stingray Encounter, or take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital. Don’t miss our interactive dive shows and animal programs offered daily!
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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
+1 843-577-3474
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I'm not an aquarium guy but this impressed me from the variety of the fish, the 2 story high glass tank with sharks, turtles and multiple fish all co-habitating, presentation (a diver goes into the tank to show and explain), to the turtle rescue center,...More

Thank statestreet75
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is not your typical aquarium. Yes, there's lots of fish and other marine life in beautiful and informative exhibits but the outdoor exhibit with numerous species of birds plus the turtle hospital really makes this aquarium unique. Plus, the location right on the water...More

Thank MariaSfromCT
Reviewed 6 days ago

Expect the unexpected at this delightful aquarium. A bald eagle? And close by, a Lego version of a bald eagle? Lego versions of all sorts of creatures are plentiful and delightful. The major tank is simply gigantic, containing shark, sea turtle, and fish of great...More

Thank travel727
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting for a wedding the weekend of October 7th. Coming from New England it was quite a shock for the weather to be so HOT and HUMID. My husband and I were really just looking for a place to go inside with air...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the first week of Oct, 2017. The large tank was hypnotic. There were lots of placards explaining everything throughout the aquarium. It is a "turtle rescue hospital," so it had very interesting turtle exhibits. There were lots of hands on activities for kids....More

Thank TimWorland
Reviewed 1 week ago

After driving from VA to SC we decided to make our first stop the SC Aquarium. It's about $56 for 2 adults (one with a student ID) to explore. It has about 5-6 different sections to visit, along with a gift shop & a place...More

Thank JessLoving10
Reviewed 1 week ago

This aquarium highlights native plants and animals of South Carolina. Each exhibit highlights different regions in South Carolina so you arable to learn about South Carolina's geography with species from each area. You can touch a stingray in the Shallows. You can learn about sea...More

Thank Susna92
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well thought out. Love the StingRays that you can touch. Very interesting hospital for the Sea Turtles. A must see when in Charleston for all ages.

Thank gss56
Reviewed 1 week ago

Going on a weekday was a great idea as there were few other guests. This allowed us to spend as much time at exhibits as we wanted to without feeling rushed. The sea turtles were really neat to see and learn about their individual stories!

Thank Tyler B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a couple of hours checking out the facility. Nice display of various aquatic and land life indigenous to the area. The staff seemed knowledgeable and answered questions readily. Thought albino alligator was fake and we were pleasantly surprised when he turned out to be...More

Thank Angelika M
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Response from MadameLucyLou | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't believe so...
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Response from Island_Girl_Films | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the hours are generally 9-5 pm EST. Closed for National holidays.
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Response from Brooke13Aster | Reviewed this property |
yes they offer a military discount.