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South Carolina Aquarium Admission

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    What to Expect
    At the South Carolina Aquarium, located in downtown Charleston, exchange your voucher for an admission ticket and begin exploring. 

    Peruse the nine distinct galleries, which feature more than 7,000 aquatic animals in 60+ exhibits. Take an imaginary journey from South Carolina's mountains to its seaside, encountering animals such as pythons, seahorses, great blue herons, albino alligators and bald eagles. Come face-to-face with sick and injured sea turtles in rehabilitation at our newest addition, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery, and follow their journeys from rescue to rehab to release.

    Marvel at the 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank, a 2-level aquarium featuring sharks, turtles and fish. Children love the Touch Tank, where they can gently touch horseshoe crabs, stingrays and other species while learning about them from aquarium staff and learn fascinating details about the natural world at daily dive shows and animal encounters. Discover the wonder of water, wildlife and wild places at the South Carolina Aquarium.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    South Carolina Aquarium, 100 Aquarium Wharf Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
    Departure Time
    1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

    1/1/2020 - 12/31/2020Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    1h 30m
    • Sea Turtle Recovery
    • Entry/Admission - South Carolina Aquarium
    • Entry/Admission - Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center
    • Food and drinks
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Closed at noon on December 24th, Closed December 25th
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This way my second aquarium, first time was April 2018, in Mystic, Connecticut, which was a waste of time & money. Not so here, there plenty of staff members at the entrance, walkways or located in section of the museum. The first exhibit was the petting tank of the stingrays,
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    We had a nice time visiting the aquarium again. We were happy with the new stingray exhibit. We also loved the animal exhibits built out of LEGO’s.
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    My son and daughter in law are members of the Aquarium, so they go frequently. We enjoyed our visit. Our grandson took us all around the areas. We had our photo taken by the professional group close to the food court and the photo was of very good quality. We took a break
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    Most of the aquariums are huge with multiple species so there are fewer displays than some other aquariums I have visited. This is very much a hands on and staff assisted operation and caters to all age ranges. You can easily spend a half day there and leave feeling good.
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    Overall we had a fun time. We went on a rainy day so it was packed with small children. We had a toddler who enjoyed the giant sea turtle and the kid areas. For adults we were underwhelmed not a whole lot to see we were expecting to see more.
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