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South Carolina Aquarium

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Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
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Fun, wonder and education come together at the South Carolina Aquarium. An...

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!

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I really hope they drop the price at some point. The Aquarium is nice but SMALL.. It took me 1 1/2 hours to see everything. The Aquarium in Atlanta is just $10 more and 5 times... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Bauerkuhlmann
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Charleston, South Carolina
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Charleston, South Carolina
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is not a large aquarium but there is a good variety of exhibits. The large tank is beautiful and has a variety of fish, sharks, and a loggerhead sea turtle. The aquarium has a turtle hospital and for an additional fee you can tour it and see the turtles up close and personal. It is amazing to see them... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I really hope they drop the price at some point. The Aquarium is nice but SMALL.. It took me 1 1/2 hours to see everything. The Aquarium in Atlanta is just $10 more and 5 times bigger + they have dolphin Shows, etc. However, staff is nice and very educated. If you don't mind about the $ it's a great... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in here after a boat tour of Charleston harbor and I am so glad we did. This small aquarium has a beautiful bald eagle on display, as well as river otters, a beautiful 2-story tank with numerous local fish, a tank where you can pet rays, and an albino alligator. An exterior display has local fish and birds... More 

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1 Thank Karyn G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My son and I visited the Aquarium for about five hours on a Friday afternoon. We enjoyed the regular exhibits, especially the ones that allowed him to touch the animals. The scuba diver in the tank was also a highlight. Be sure to ask at the information desks about additional behind the scenes tours that are included in admission. We... More 

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Aynor, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a lovely little aquarium that is well maintained and has some interesting exhibits. The ocean tank is beautiful! However, It is much smaller than the Mystic or Boston aquariums for the same price. Perhaps when the Sea Turtle exhibit is completed it won't feel so small. I was interested in seeing Sea Turtles and learn more about the... More 

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Savannah, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium had some fantastic exhibits and some equally fantastic employees. The staff did a great job making me and my family feel welcome and informed. In particular, I'd really like to thank Carolyn for her help at the alligator exhibit. She worked really hard to get the kids excited over an animal that wasn't the most active. Overall, the... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff is geared towards engaging the younger set; do a wonderful job of answering questions and providing activities. The highlight is the huge 2-story tank. Find a seat and take a moment to relax and watch the fish swim by.

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Summerville, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to the Aquarium numerous times and love it! It is small compared to others, but it is nice attraction to do when the weather is perfect downtown!

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Fort Myers Beach, Florida
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is spectacular and has a great view. Lots of information. Fun and education - what could be better?

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Alexandria, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A great visit and very well-organized attraction. Perfect for very young kids, the place is very stroller friendly, and a parking garage is close by and reasonable. I paid like $3.00 for our stay and it was plenty of time to see it all. The guides inside are very good and are always around to answer questions. The big tank... More 

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