South Carolina Aquarium

Why We Love This

  • Charleston's #1 family attraction featuring 60 exhibits
  • Daily programs beginning at 10AM
  • Home to South Carolina's only Sea Turtle Hospital

South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium is Charleston's #1 family attraction with 60 unique exhibits and more than 5,000 animals. Feed stingrays, see a rare albino American alligator, visit the Touch Tank for a hands-on encounter, and connect with Aquarium staff during daily interactive dive shows from the tallest tank in North America.

What You'll Do

Be entertained by an intimate look at many of South Carolina’s native animals and plants as your journey through the Aquarium takes you from the mountains to the sea. While a list that details every animal is is far too long to list here, you will see the following types: Amphibians, fish, invertebrates, mammals, plants and reptiles. Before you go home, don’t miss the opportunity to visit South Carolina’s only hospital for sick and injured sea turtles. The care provided is extraordinary and their efforts will leave you speechless.

Insider Tips

Did you know the Aquarium is a place to watch movies in 4-D? Have a seat in this unique theater, and view a 3-D movie while feeling special effects such as wind gusts, splashes of water and movement under your feet, all synchronized to family-friendly films. Now playing is Sea Monsters. The film is a 15 minute 4-D experience.

Age & Fitness

All ages

Meeting Location

On the Charleston Harbor:100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401.

What Should I Bring

Nothing extra required

When To Arrive

Open daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., building closes at 5 p.m. Closed Thanksgiving Day and December 25, open 9 a.m. – noon December 24.

Parking

A parking garage operated by the City of Charleston is located at 24 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Metered parking is located along Washington Street and Concord Street.

Handicap Accessible

The Aquarium is dedicated to meeting the needs of our visitors. Upon booking, please contact the number on your confirmation for more information about handicap accessibility and other special needs.

Cancellations & Refunds

All sales are final.

What Youll Do

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  0.7   miles from your stay

"S.C. Aquarium"

October 19, 2016 - 

Small scale venue, I would put on scale with the Florida Aquarium in Tampa. Needs more/bigger contributors for success like Georgia.


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