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.

South Carolina Aquarium Travel Tips

  • $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

  • Bus number 210 till Concord Street.

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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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  • 63.5% 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

Monday, Friday and Sunday

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

People normally club together Aiken-Rhett House and Charleston Water Taxi while planning their visit to South Carolina Aquarium.

People also prefer to start their day with South Carolina Aquarium.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

South Carolina Aquarium Reviews & Ratings

  • On Wednesday evenings, they offer free night or pay what you can (donation) for admission. I went at this time and think this is a wonderful thing to do. Hopefully more people will be able to have access and learn about art history. Otherwise, it is $25 for an adult.

  • As a hobby fisherman, it was an amazing opportunity to see all the fish I try to catch. They have an fantastic array or different saltwater and freshwater fish along with birds, amphibians, and mammals. They also have a great exhibit of the importance of conservation which I greatly appreciated.

  • The SC Aquarium was top notch both in view and in hospitality. We saw dolphins out in the harbor before even going inside. Drew, one of the employees, was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly and honestly made our time that much more memorable. We also had the opportunity to do a backstage tour which I highly recommend! Overall fantastic experience.

  • I came here again this year after not having been as a child. I was blown away by their care, their volunteers and how knowledgeable their staff was. The gift shop is crazy GREEN too. I am so happy to see a facility still doing so well for the environment and have localized education. great job you guys

  • One of the best aquariums I have been to. Fun for kids and adults! Highly recommend for so many reasons! Spend time outside as well on the harbor!

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  • Do you have wheel chair accomodations?

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    • I do not think so, but if you want, you can call South Carolina Aquarium on 843-577-3474 to confirm. 

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