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South Carolina Aquarium

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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
+1 843-577-3474
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South Carolina Aquarium Admission
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Fun, wonder and education come together at the South Carolina Aquarium. 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 Shallows, or see our brand new state-of-the-art sea turtle hospital in the new Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery experience. Don’t miss our daily interactive dive shows and animal programs.
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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
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"albino alligator"
in 153 reviews
"the sea turtle hospital"
in 99 reviews
"touch tank"
in 80 reviews
"large tank"
in 55 reviews
"d movie"
in 41 reviews
"sea life"
in 57 reviews
"ocean tank"
in 22 reviews
"main tank"
in 22 reviews
"turtle rescue"
in 22 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 65 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 20 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 25 reviews
"rainy day"
in 82 reviews
"horseshoe crabs"
in 22 reviews
"great for kids"
in 35 reviews
"all ages"
in 73 reviews
"few hours"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The location, cleanliness and staff friendliness deserves 5 stars, but 3 stars for the limited exhibitions and price! It’s good for family with small kids to spend 1-2 hours there. The major exhibitions are on the 2nd floor, what’s on the 1st floor is almost...More

Thank LogN1
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pros: Very attractive outside and inside appearance Awesome views of the harbor and Patriots’ Point Sea Turtle rescue and release programs Wheelchair accessible Educational Cons: For the cost of admission this aquarium is very limited exhibits compared to other aquariums Would I recommend the aquarium...More

Thank LouFaulx
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This aquarium is one of the best I've been to. There are always staff available for any questions. The tanks are very clean and well maintained. Unfortunately the diver in the tank, his mic was not working but it was still entertaining. Questions are encouraged....More

Thank Jamie W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I have taken grandchildren here several times. It is OK, but expensive. When I pay that much, I want a WOW. There are none of those here. Lovely expansive building set up for events. My guess is that was the intent, fish were secondary. Go...More

1  Thank awesome-annie1945
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This aquarium is only entertaining for Children 6 and under or if you haven't been to other aquariums. It's very small.

Thank ancetham
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I have been to the aquarium three times and each time I see something I haven't seen before! They not only have fish, tortoise, and the usual "water" animals, they have an aviary that you can walk through! I love the Bald Eagle - who...More

Thank kaypsu76
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for family fun and sights. Friendly and knowledgeable staff that made everyone feel welcome and shared some behind the scenes of large tanks and kitchen operations.

Thank Michael A
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great experience as always! Allow 1.5 hours for this venue. Wonderful hands on experience for kids and a must do for sea turtle lovers.

Thank ivorypearlcat1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I went here because it was raining and wanted to do something while the storm passed. We were already aware of the aquarium, but of all the other things to see in Charleston, it wasn’t on our ‘have to do list’. They...More

3  Thank Jaycee T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time visiting here. At first we saw land animals like eagles, reptiles. Not a ton. They have a area where you can see the sea animals up close think starfish, sea horses & urchins. Tall glass enclosures around the room so...More

Thank kaniela2
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butchdaddy
1 August 2018|
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Response from Mother_Of_Dogs | Reviewed this property |
It's more indoor, but there were two exhibits that were outdoors. The stingray exhibit was covered so it was nice and cool, but I don't remember if the bird exhibit was covered or not.
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butchdaddy
1 August 2018|
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Response from Jeremy O | Reviewed this property |
Mostly all in doors a few pet stations out doors.
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carolquinn2018
23 July 2018|
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Response from Jeremy O | Reviewed this property |
I do not know if they give discounts to Veterans. But yes it did include the turtle hospital.
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