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South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
843-720-1990
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Ranked #33 of 108 Attractions in Charleston
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Type: Aquariums
Owner description: Fun, wonder and education come together at the South Carolina Aquarium. An intimate family-fun adventure, see a rare albino American alligator; get... more » Owner description: 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! « less
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The only reason that the Aquarium doesn't get a higher score is that it is over priced for it's size. Took the grandkids (young) to it the first week in October and they had a blast. The 4 year old has been there a few times and knows which exhibit is next. His favorite is the albino crocodile. The younger... More

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Rochester, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

I was not expecting much from what I thought would be a small aquarium but I was wrong. Very interesting and informative and something for everyone in the family.

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Ashland, Ohio
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

My wife and I visited the Aquarium on a rainy day. The Aquarium was very nice and had many different types of fish and animals. The best display was the two story fish tank in the middle of the Aquarium. It has seven different kinds of sharks, a sea turtle and 700 different kinds of fish in it. I believe... More

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va
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

great place to see and learn about the marine life in this area the 4 d movie is worth the extra money fun for all ages

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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable. The tickets were very pricey for such a small venue. We paid the extra $10 for the sea turtle hospital tour, which we enjoyed the most. It was something to do for a few hours, but not what we expected.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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6 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

The aquarium was nice overall. Wasn't quite as big as I thought it would be (I believe the Ripley's ones are much bigger from what I can recall). Needs to be a little more interactive as far as having live dive shows, etc. Worth the overall cost, but most likely wouldn't return unless more was offered in the future.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Way too expensive for the experience. I went with my family. We had 2 adults, 1 senior, a teen girl, preteen boy who plans to go into marine biology and a 6 year old. For $165+, the entire visit took an hour. The exhibits are lackluster and they need more interactive people.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a nice aquarium for a visit, especially with children. Not very large but interesting nonetheless. Very clean and efficient and friendly staff. You can take the Trolley from almost anywhere for free and the view of the ocean from the patio is nice.

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West Islip, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

young or old will enjoy it..the water taxi from the Waterfront Park is nice short water ride..We saw dolphins in minutes

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Aiken, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

The aquarium is well laid out, and has some wonderful exhibits. Very educational for the whole family. I was there on a business trip, and we had an evening event at the aquarium. If you are thinking of a visit to Charleston, this would be a great place to go. If you are going to plan a conference business trip,... More

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