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South Carolina Aquarium

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Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
Phone Number: +1 843-720-1990
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Fun, wonder and education come together at the South Carolina Aquarium. An...

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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Small but very nice!

Beautiful aquarium, great for young children. A little expensive for the size, but an enjoyable visit.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Cypress, California, United States
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Charleston, South Carolina
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I really like this Aquarium. You park across the street in the parking garage but its very nice. The Aquarium is on the water In Charleston SC. This is a small, but not to small of an aquarium, its really enjoyable and I love the environmental walk. The fish, the snakes and all the local wild life that makes see... More 

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Cypress, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful aquarium, great for young children. A little expensive for the size, but an enjoyable visit.

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Hubert, North Carolina
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31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I visited while we were in town for our anniversary. This is a very nice aquarium with several different exhibits. I like how they had them set up in individual areas based on themes of the native waters. Definitely worth the money, which is actually a decent price considering some of the other aquariums in NC that... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I are generally suckers for good aquariums, and this one is right up there. The massive tank that represents the open sea is mesmerizing, and there are divers who present educational shows. In fact, this place is all about education, with lots of kid-friendly exhibits and interactive activities. It also does a great job of presenting the... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a "must see" but a nice way to spend an hour or two, especially on a rainy day. There are several interactive exhibits that I think would be really nice for kids. I thought the admission was a little high but we got a discount coupon from our hotel so it wasn't bad. Ask at your hotel... More 

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Voorhees, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium was nice but a little underwhelming. The bird sanctuary and feeding tanks were nice and all the employees we encountered were knowledgeable and pleasant. For smaller kids, I thought it was perfect. We were all adults and made our way through in a hour

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took advise of other readers and visited the aquarium. A lot of fun. The otters were a treat as were the variety of fish species. Got to touch a baby alligator,see an Albino Adult Alligator and some large eel. Snake show was also very interesting. Definitely worth the visit.

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Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Activities for children. Cool lego displays. They have a shallow 'touch tank' for the kids. Will only take a few hours.

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Florida
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182 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

right on the harbor with lots of views, this aquarium has a number of exhibits that will be of interest.

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Savannah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited with the family on 11/20 and we all really enjoyed it. Beautiful and clean exhibits, well knowledged staff.

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