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South Carolina Aquarium

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South Carolina Aquarium

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100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
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hpeace12 wrote a review Sep 24
Bossier City, Louisiana28 contributions2 helpful votes
This is one of the smaller aquariums I've been to, but what they have is great! My husband and I really enjoyed the turtle rehabilitation area. It had information on the turtles that were currently being cared for with updates on their progress as well as information on turtles that had already been treated and released. Also had a bald eagle, which I have not seen in an aquarium before so I thought that was cool! She had an injury to her wing so that's why she was there. We also loved the super tall main tank - great photo opportunities in front of that. There was also a touch tank with a type of shark, horseshoe crabs, and rays. We really enjoyed our time there and would recommend you go if you're interested in aquariums or find yourself there before or after a Fort Sumter tour as it is right next door.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Ashlyn P wrote a review Sep 18
Milwaukee, Wisconsin17 contributions1 helpful vote
We went to the aquarium on a Saturday afternoon. Definitely buy tickets online in advance as they only allow a certain number of people in at each time slot. People were being turned away when we showed up. The aquarium was very clean, people were respectful of social distancing. It's smaller than other aquariums I've been to but a highlight was the turtle rehab hospital that is unique to the South Carolina Aquarium.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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gmorgan6 wrote a review Sep 16
Morristown, Tennessee169 contributions26 helpful votes
We stopped here on a rainy day with our almost 2 year old. She loved it! You can touch stingrays, crab, and a type of shark. I enjoyed the exhibits that were local to the area like the marsh and fresh water exhibits. This aquarium was unique in that it had a sea turtle rehabilitation area. Overall good, but $30 was a little steep for admissions in my opinion.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Terry C wrote a review Sep 14
Cedarburg, Wisconsin266 contributions51 helpful votes
People did a pretty good job of spacing apart. It felt like a normal aquarium visit. Although there were some tropical fish ("Dory" and "Nemo") in the children's section, the aquarium was focused on the Carolina water settings and water life. I enjoyed the turtle rescue area.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Marti324 wrote a review Sep 11
Sarasota, Florida116 contributions47 helpful votes
This is a fairly small aquarium which provides a nice visit. The stingray tank was especially interesting to me.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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