South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston

#3 of 9 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Carolina
Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
Home to over 10,000 plants and animals, including sharks, otters, turtles, an albino alligator, hawks, and jellyfish, South Carolina Aquarium offers dive shows and animal programs every day. You'll witness a mountain forest and the plateaus of the Appalachians, nine galleries of aquatic animals, and numerous rotating exhibits. You'll be able to touch crabs and stingrays and take a tour of the sea turtle hospital. Watch a 4-D movie. The aquarium is home to 60 different nature habitats. Kids can explore the mini Madagascar exhibit, designed particularly for those who are in need of extra climbing and jumping. Plan your South Carolina Aquarium visit and explore what else you can see and do in Charleston using our Charleston trip builder tool.
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  • This aquarium is really nice, new, modern and clean. All the people who worked there were so friendly and smiling. The aquarium was not very big. We went through in about an hour and a half. It...  more »
  • coming from south florida i really wasn't over thrilled going to an aquarium, but once i got inside this place was nice, huge tank with sharks and other fish. A there was a eagle there, also they...  more »
  • Simply amazing! Well worth the money. They had shows inside. It was thrilling to watch the divers in the water interacting with the fish. The tour guides were knowledgeable and friendly. The aquarium had lots of inhabitants not just sea creatures.
  • We love this aquarium! So much to do and see for all ages. The touch tanks are great and the otters are so cute and entertaining! They've added some cool interactive features, as well. A must see when in Charleston!

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