South Carolina Aquarium

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  • 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

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.

  • $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.

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  • 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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  • 78.55% 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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  • Visited the aquarium with the family and little sister. It is a very nice aquarium and very interactive for kids. The petting areas were especially fun. I love what they do to rehabilitate sea turtles, very heartwarming. During this time of year they had a "Scuba Claus" in the big tank, which was cute. Definitely enjoyed my time and so did the little sister.

  • Excellent aquarium. Was surprised at what all was on exhibition considering it’s smaller size compared to other aquariums. Bald eagle was a treat to watch, as well as the massive sea turtle. Lots of colorful fish and other creatures, as well as some interesting games for the kids. Overall a great experience and would highly recommend for anyone to enjoy in the Charleston area.

  • We went to the aquarium for an even and I have to say that it was fantastic! It was a wine tasting. They had everything set up so nicely. We were greeted as soon as we entered and were handed a souvenir wine glass. The appetizers were delicious. Everything was set up nicely. The staff quickly cleared the tables and thanked us whe we left.

  • Very educational and fun. I don't love the layout, honestly. It's hard to figure out if you've covered all your ground and you have to backtrack to see everything. There's a cool kids play area.

  • This aquarium is pretty small, but it is good quality and the staff are knowledgeable and kind. The fish and other animals here are all from local waters, so don’t expect anything too exotic. There is some fun hands on opportunities with the creatures and cool art and experiments.

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