South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston

4.0
#3 of 8 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Carolina
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 is a good place to take the kids but it can be very expensive. It is not a larhge operation but has many exhibits. The main tank is 2 story and well populated, You cna buy year round ticked...  more »
  • I was impressed with how the aquarium reaches out to children with exhibits that all ages would appreciate and enjoy. The deepest aquarium is fascinating to look at and loved watching all the fish...  more »
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  • 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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