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South Carolina Aquarium

#29 of 240 things to do in Charleston Features Animals
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
+1 843-720-1990
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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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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
+1 843-720-1990
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This aquarium was a delightful facility. It is very educational, entertaining and fun. We learned a great deal about sea turtles. We found the sea turtle urgent care amazing. This is a great way to spend a few hours out of the summer heat.

Thank 557NancyF
Reviewed yesterday

We visited family who live in Charleston,S.C. and made the trip to the Aquarium. Spent about 2 hrs.at the Aquarium. The grandchildren loved it even though they had been there before. The Sea Turtle Hospital at the aquarium was very interesting and the young lady...More

Thank hseyfried60
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My boyfriend and I booked a trip to Charleston and decided to visit the Aquarium while we waited on our boat tour. We were disappointed as the Aquarium was very small---took about 15 minutes to tour the entire place---yet the price for the visit was...More

Thank Laranasr
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a very interesting aquarium because we got more knowledge about sea turtles and the preservation of these beautiful creatures! The onsite trauma center and the care that is given to these creatures is amazing! It is a smaller aquarium with a powerful punch!...More

Thank shirley h
Reviewed 4 days ago

The aquarium was a nice place to escape the heat. They have lots of stuff to look at and interactive tanks where you can touch things. One of the volunteers named Mary offered us a 20 minutes behind the scenes tour that was wonderful. Our...More

Thank Floridatourist17
Reviewed 4 days ago

After we did the harbor tour, we went here. Our grandson wanted to do it. We didn't know that there was a turtle rehab hospital included in it. Lots of things to see and do.

Thank Clarence D
Reviewed 4 days ago

Very informational and great place to take kids. We found this a very unique experience and a great learning experience.

Thank cheymommy
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Awesome place many great attraction , great show , gift shop ..variate of animals.. eagle is wonderful, Great lego art .. Only down side was lazy people on picture both , non engaging long line .. 7 people at the desk only one work hard...More

Thank Mirjana G
Reviewed 4 days ago

We really enjoyed the aquarium - the exhibits and shows are great. We just thought the price was a little high. Being right on the coast, we were expecting a great big aquarium, however the SC Aquarium is a bit on the smaller side. If...More

Thank smg456
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This aquarium is smaller than others that we've visited, but all four of our children (ages 16, 12, 8, & 3) enjoyed it and it's well maintained! It was perfect for a rainy day activity and I hope to return soon!

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April 10, 2017|
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Response from rivergirl25 | Reviewed this property |
The Sea Turtle Tour was extra ($15 each), but I think they mentioned something about ending the tours soon because they will be opening a new Sea Turtle Hospital. I recommend the tour if still available. We had a great time... More
Damon B
December 9, 2016|
Response from Island_Girl_Films | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the hours are generally 9-5 pm EST. Closed for National holidays.
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Brooke13Aster | Reviewed this property |
yes they offer a military discount.