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South Carolina Aquarium

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Open Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
South Carolina Aquarium Admission
From USD 29.95*
South Carolina Aquarium Admission
From USD 29.95*
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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...more
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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
+1 843-577-3474
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

After reading reviews we were torn on whether it would be worth the $29 per person to attend. We don’t have children so it was just two adults. I read up on Trip Advisor and we almost didn’t go based on a few reviews... I...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LoveToTravel8282008
Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a blast seeing the different kinds of species that live in our oceans, especially here in the low country! The staff was very friendly and helpful. The feeding of the sting rays was quite the experience and even freaked out to the point of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wanderlust_j1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Everyone made you feel welcome, they all circulated to answer questions and give info. Top notch. Tom is your best ambassador, good knowledge and engaging. Everyone should go see and learn

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 370lynns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been to better aquariums, I have to admit, but for a small aquarium, this was pretty good. I was unhappy that they didn't have any dolphins, considering there are supposed to be so many out in the ocean nearby which I never saw on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Draikencub
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited over the long Thanksgiving weekend get there early as it does get crowded after lunch, we saw the otter program fed the stingrays for a couple buck extra work it in my opinion. Even got a visit from Scuba Claus.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was a great time to visit on a recent rainy day. The volunteers are so informative and knowledgeable. They answer your questions very well. While it is smaller in size it is well worth it. A relaxing and great time. We could just watch at...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for an indoor activity to escape the cold and decided to check out the aquarium. It’s a small but mighty little place with several smaller exhibits and one large beautiful tank full of sharks, several species of fish, and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank buffalogal79
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On a recent visit to Charleston, the cold and damp weather led us to change from an outdoor to indoor activity. We decided on the aquarium, and knew our choice was good when we were enthusiastically greeted from more than 100 feet away. The emphasis...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ScouterPaul
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

TIP: We took our grandson’s family (with four children) here, and found that an annual pass for his family cost only $10 more than our one-day Admission. As a bonus, that category of pass allows them to bring along 2 extra people any time they...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mink52
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived at 3pm (2 hours before closing) on a Friday afternoon and felt like we had the place to ourselves! This was feeding time so all of the sea life was active and we were able to get up close to all marine life...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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30 September 2018|
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Response from nic0le1377 | Reviewed this property |
Yes parking garage accessible
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.
1 August 2018|
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Response from jeremyo164 | Reviewed this property |
Mostly all in doors a few pet stations out doors.