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South Carolina Aquarium

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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 4 days ago

We had not planned on stopping here as we were headed to Disney . Hurricane Irma was approaching and we decided to spend a few extra days in Charleston . My husband suggested taking the family to the aquarium. The staff was wonderful . We...More

Thank Elaine S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited the aquarium in Charleston. It is a lovely aquarium where they have Turtle Rescue & Rehab. It is not a big aquarium but it is a very nice place to visit. I recommend going to support their efforts for turtle rehab and Rescue. It...More

Thank Maureen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was our second visit to the aquarium. Having been recently evacuated from Key West due to Hurricane Irma we knew that a trip to SC Aquarium would lift our spirits. I can't say enough positive things about the staff and the team's eco-conservation efforts....More

Thank BBKeyWest
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had this on our list of "Things to Do" per TripAdvisor - well last day of school, hint if I only knew!, Small local aquarium trying to offer locals and out of towners a fun experience for local sea side flora and fauna/fish and then...More

1  Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

By far one of my favorite activities in Charleston. Great for the very young and the adults in your group. The exhibits are really cool, and they've recently opened the Sea Turtle Hospital and the new touch pool for the stingrays outside. Right noq, they...More

Thank Kristen S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had been here before about 10 years ago with my kids. I had originally tried to get a boart tour of Fort Sumter but they shut down all tours due to Hurricane Irma. I got a discount using AAA so keep that in mind....More

1  Thank Edward L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had enough extra time in Charleston that we were able fit in their marvelous Aquarium. It's really unique with many unexpected displays, such as sea turtles and an albino alligator. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Joel K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went with a friend during a trip to Charleston. There were so many exhibits here! You would go through several rooms and just when you think that you've seen all there is, you'd find doors that lead to another exhibit! My favorite were the...More

Thank bcmarkle1990
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The South Carolina Aquarium was the highlight of our Charleston vacation. The exhibits and demonstrations were wonderful. Highlights included the albino alligator, the sea turtles, the pet tanks, and the staff members who had reptiles on hand throughout the aquarium. The staff made the aquarium...More

Thank Charles N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the aquarium while on vacation to see the sea turtles! Great exhibit and very informative staff. We went toward the end of the day. A little less crowded and I thought the prices of admission was very steep compared to other similar...More

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Response from MadameLucyLou | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I don't believe so...
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9 December 2016|
Response from Island_Girl_Films | Reviewed this property |
Hi, the hours are generally 9-5 pm EST. Closed for National holidays.
14 September 2016|
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Response from Brooke13Aster | Reviewed this property |
yes they offer a military discount.