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“Very kid friendly!! Hands on & educational.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of South Carolina Aquarium

South Carolina Aquarium
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$24.95*
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South Carolina Aquarium Admission
Ranked #29 of 226 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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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!
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Columbus, Georgia
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Very kid friendly!! Hands on & educational.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

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.

Visited July 2014
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Best Aquarium I have been too”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 their too, such as Cranes, doves etc. They had a touch pool where you could touch starfish, stingrays, all sorts of things. There were plenty of things to do there, they had a food court too, a gift shop and an outside deck where you could watch the strip of sea (we saw dolphins jumping around the water too!). I would totally recommend this place to anyone as it is a very fun (and educational) place.

Visited October 2013
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61 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Return visitor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

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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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Better than expected”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 is nice and clean and the staff is very friendly. There's a section where you can all pet stingrays and snakes as well. The kids will love this place. A hidden gem in Charleston that's worth the visit.

Visited July 2014
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130 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Fun and interactive”
5 of 5 bubbles 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 close you can get to the animals and sea life. I don’t think you will be disappointed.

Visited July 2014
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