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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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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
+1 843-577-3474
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We have been to a great many aquariums all over the world but I have to say this one truly impressed me. We went on a whim after we missed the boat (literally) on the Fort Sumter tour. We got a bit of a discount...More

Thank LivingInWien
Reviewed 6 days ago

I've seen a lot of people complain about the cost of the aquarium for what you get, but you have to understand all that this aquarium does. This is among some of the smaller aquariums I've been to, with the price matching some of the...More

Thank flatlined19
Reviewed 6 days ago

Modest but well designed aquarium had an excellent view of the harbor. 9 exhibits put focus on coastal fauna. No shark tunnel and only one jellyfish display. No wave machine. Good floor to ceiling tank viewing area. Petting zoo area had animals that were used...More

1  Thank Lapster2011
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wasn't sure if we were going to go...it seemed pricey for the size/programming. Realized we could get a little AAA discount and I am a complete and total sea turtle lover so, in the end, couldn't pass up a major sea turtle rehabilitation facility. SO...More

Thank BCEventPlanner
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This intimate aquarium packs a lot of fun. Otters, alligators, sharks and more. Take a journey from the South Carolina mountains to the sea.

Thank Renee D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes, its spendy, but its a not-for-profit Aquarium. The money goes back in to continuing care of their marine-life. I would rather put my money here than see dolphins and whales who were forcibly removed from their pods to entertain the public. We fed the...More

Thank CaroK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was very pleased with our visit to the South Carolina Aquarium and found it to be equally as good but different from the other similar attractions I've visited (Ripley's in Gatlinburg, Chattanooga Aquarium, Atlanta's aquarium). The aquarium is located on Concord Street alongside the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well maintained and the aquatic exhibits are very interesting. Nevertheless, it's an aquarium and pretty standard from our point of view. Our group of four spent several hours trekking around and found ourselves feeling less then overwhelmed at the end. Partly because the entrance...More

Thank Sunflower01211951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The aquarium was very fun and informative. Very nicely laid out and full of activities for kids. We had a very good time.

Thank abaird2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Absolutely loved this aquarium. Was well worth the $55 to get in. My son definitely enjoyed getting to touch the various forms of sea life.

Thank mkfern007
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Response from Jennifer O | Reviewed this property |
2-3 hours 😊