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South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401
843-720-1990
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Ranked #30 of 104 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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Columbus, Georgia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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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93 reviews 93 reviews
23 attraction reviews
212 helpful votes 212 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Mooresville, North Carolina
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101 reviews 101 reviews
16 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The SC Aquarium is great for adults and children alike! There's a variety of exhibits to interest everyone. Of note, Lady Liberty (the bald eagle), the albino aligator, the giant sea turtle, and the amazing array of Guy Harvey artwork! This aquarium is a great indoor treat for families while visiting Charleston. TIP: Download the Traveler of Charleston app and... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

We spent the morning at the South Carolina Aquarium. The experience far exceed my expectations. That's quite an accomishment considering how expensive it is to visit! What I appreciate about this aquarium is that it's focus is on education, as opposed to seeing how many fish they can fit in one building. The kids were able to get up close... More

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210 reviews 210 reviews
47 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

It won't take you all day to see everything in here. But it's nice and you can see it up close. The big tank was great. We knew a girl that worked there so she took us around the back parts others don't get to see. That was really cool. They have a white alligator, I loved that. It's worth... More

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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47 reviews 47 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We love zoos and aquariums, so we purposely planned to go a little out of our way on a road trip to visit this one. While not the largest aquarium we have toured, it is definitely one of the nicer places. There is a nice variety of fish, reptiles and even a beautiful bald eagle you could almost reach out... More

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