South Carolina Aquarium

Currently Open [Closes at 05:00 pm]
  • Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-8437201990
  • Ticket Price: 24 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Aquarium, Family And Kids

South Carolina Aquarium - Review

North American River otters, loggerhead sea turtles, alligators, great blue herons, hawks, owls, lined seahorses, jellyfish, pufferfish, green moray, eels, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, pythons, sharks and many more- Yes! You get to see all of these under the same roof. This aquarium has hundreds of sea animals and plants put on display for us to enjoy. The largest exhibit of all time here is the aquarium that starts from the first floor and goes till the third floor. Another very attractive thing here is the touch tank in which visitors can touch and feel the creepy crawlies an also the bigger animals.

This aquarium building was established in 2000 with the mission to conserve and bring in front of people the wonders of the Amazon River. This means the first displays included animals such as skunks, barn owls, snakes, bald eagle, penguins and many others from the Amazon basin which later expanded to animals from other parts of the world as well. This place is especially more enjoyed by children and teenagers. The design of the building is very interesting with the most modern touches of architecture and the inside feels like we are already snorkeling under the waters. All around you get the soothing sight of blue clear waters with colorful fishes and animals. The sea plants and corals kept here are equally beautiful. Altogether, this place gives you an opportunity to explore the marine world without even being on a beach.

South Carolina Aquarium Information

  • $17 (3-12 years)
  • Free (toddlers and members)
  • Extra $5 for the 15 minute 4-D Animal Show.
  • Photography is not allowed inside the aquarium.

How To reach South Carolina Aquarium by Public Transport

  • Bus number 210 till Concord Street.

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TripHobo Highlights for South Carolina Aquarium

  • South Carolina Aquarium Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401, United States
  • South Carolina Aquarium Contact Number: +1-8437201990
  • South Carolina Aquarium Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • South Carolina Aquarium Price: 24 USD
  • Best time to visit South Carolina Aquarium(preferred time): 10:00 am - 02:00 pm
  • Time required to visit South Carolina Aquarium: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 78.84% of people who visit Charleston include South Carolina Aquarium in their plan

  • 73.13% of people start their South Carolina Aquarium visit around 09 AM - 10 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see South Carolina Aquarium

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting South Carolina Aquarium

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South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston Reviews

  • First time visiting this aquarium and I was pleased. I got to feed stingrays for only $5 (members are$4) which was awesome. There is an albino alligator (pic included), plenty of kid areas including a touch tank and play areas. There is a sea turtle recovery area which my Boyfriends daughter loved. There was diver in a tank swimming with big fish and a barrucuda. Adults as basically $30 and kids under 2 are free, didn't look at 13 & under prices. But overall I had a great time.

  • Went here as part of girls trip from Wisconsin last week and enjoyed every bit of it. In addition to a multi-story ocean tank they also had incredibly kind and helpful staff throughout the facility eager to engage visitors at most stations of interest. Met the nicest gals at the large stingray tank upstairs who gave additional tips of highlights/pit stops in the area to visit (Sullivan Island) which was equally as impressive. Kudos to a wonderful facility and top notch staff.

  • Not a large exhibition, but very well put together and maintained. The educational shows were awesome and all the staff seemed very knowledgeable. I love the sea turtle rescue facility! Definitely glad I came.

  • It's a unique aquarium because it has the deepest tank in North America and is focused on Carolina waters. Beautiful views of the Cooper River. Fun for young kids. We have a membership and go often because it's educational and air-conditioned. They offer great events like their annual mermaid meetings. You can also have large events here, I have attended two weddings and wedding receptions here. Close to shaded benches, restaurants, playground, parks, marina, and next door to Fort Sumpter.

  • Really cool place! The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly. They interacted a lot with all the children there and took time to answer any questions. There was a cool diving show in the big tank, where they show you different animals, how they eat and are taken care of in the aquarium. There is a lot to see there and a snack bar with some really good food. Everything is pretty reasonably priced and the view is spectacular!

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