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South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
843-720-1990
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Ranked #31 of 106 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

As we walked out of the last portion of the aquarium we were surprised that it was the last of it. Small in size but the staff were very welcoming and it was clean. We really enjoyed the lemur exhibit as well as the outdoor marsh area. The flow of the aquarium could be better but we were able to... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My wife and I saw that a Guy Harvey exhibit was at the aquarium and we decided to do a quick trip (her first) to Charleston with primary goal of going to see the exhibit and aquarium. It was a bit lackluster. Small aquarium but well laid out. The 4D movie was entertaining too. I can see those with small... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

My kids LOVED the aquarium! From feeding sting rays, watching the shows, and playing in the Madagascar area, it was great! This was the perfect way to spend a few hours out of the heat!

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Charleston, SC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The SC Aquarium is a great place that does a lot of nice work for the local ecosystems and wildlife. If you're looking for a fun educational experience then you should definitely give this aquarium a try. Kid friendly sections let children get up close to the exhibits and the huge viewing tank is so much fun to sit and... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

A great value and so close to downtown. 4D movie was great and small add on fee worth the price. Our kids 12,14 & 6 love the aquarium and the gift shop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This a Aquarium simple made my past trip to Charleston, SC (staying in a beach house in a SC beach strip called Isle of Palms). They had amazing exhibits and very clean facilities. They even had a bald eagle their that had a broken wing, they were keeping it there to keep it safe! They had many types of birds... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We have visited the Aquarium on a number of visits and it doesn't get old. From the live demonstrations ( we got up close to an adorable opossum), to the grand aquarium that spans multiple floors, there is always something to catch your eye. Worth the visit!

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Wappingers Falls, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Went with my wife, parents, two kids (7) & (12). We had a great time seeing all the marine life. Originally we weren't expecting too much but we were pleasantly surprised by all the different types of fish available to view. We're from NY and from my mom tells me this place puts the NY aquarium to shame. The facility... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We visited here while staying in Charleston for a cruise. There were many exhibits and hands on activities for kids. We also went to the sea monster movie that had some fun features. It was a little pricey, but a fun way to spend some time. I was surprised at the diversity of animals and sea life here and how... More

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Summerville, SC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Mouth kids had a blast! There is a lot for them to do! They lived touching the hermit crabs and horseshoe crabs. The huge tank was awesome! It was like swimming with the fish and the sharks!

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