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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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  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston Harbor, Charleston, SC 29401-6300
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"albino alligator"
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"the sea turtle hospital"
in 101 reviews
"touch tank"
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"large tank"
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"d movie"
in 41 reviews
"sea life"
in 58 reviews
"turtle rescue"
in 22 reviews
"ocean tank"
in 21 reviews
"behind the scenes"
in 64 reviews
"hands on activities"
in 19 reviews
"great exhibits"
in 25 reviews
"rainy day"
in 82 reviews
"horseshoe crabs"
in 22 reviews
"great for kids"
in 35 reviews
"few hours"
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"all ages"
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"parking garage"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I had enjoyed a harbor cruise and decided to visit the aquarium after. I was surprised the lemurs were no longer there, but really enjoyed the turtle rescue and rehabilitation exhibit. We both had a great afternoon there.

Thank Sam B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

One of the best aquariums in the country. Even for locals there is much to learn. Very child friendly. Great gidt shop.

Thank Celia S
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is no Georgia aquarium, but it is a very good aquarium for young kids. Shows you exactly what you can see off the coast of South Carolina. My granddaughter loved it to death. We also love the turtle hospital

Thank 214dolphins
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love to tour aquariums in the US. This one is small and ok. It is more of a natural museum but also an aquarium. It is geared for more of a kids spot than a teenage tour. Some hands on exhibits and as all...More

1  Thank Jeremy O
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What do you do when you are a childless couple exploring Charleston and it comes a downpour? For us it was go to the Aquarium! Really enjoyed all the exhibits and watching all the excited kids running around, in awe of what they were seeing....More

Thank Maggie T
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pretty good experience, although we expected it to be a little bigger, and for it to have a few more exhibits. We really enjoyed the Sea Otters exhibit. They were doing tricks without anyone instructing them. The cafeteria is very small, and...More

Thank Simrin S
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved, Loved this place. On a recent trip to Charleston we went to the aquarium and it was truly an experience to behold. Where it sits alone is beautiful and picturesque. On the outside you can pet and feed the stingrays which was like feeding...More

Thank Andrea B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice aquarium. Just try to go when there's not a field trip. The kids were very loud. They had a nice selection of fish. The white gator didn't move and everyone thought it wasn't real.

Thank jmadewel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice little aquarium with lots to see and do. Some hands-on exhibits and some different displays. well worth the visit.

Thank BuckeyeBob44471
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't look for dolphins, you can see wild ones from their deck but sea turtles they are healing to release back into the wild and any number of birds, fish and alligators...

Thank Robin B
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melmelv2017
26 November 2017|
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Response from BCEventPlanner | Reviewed this property |
I can’t remember exactly but it saved about $3 per person I believe :-)
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Katie0822
26 October 2017|
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Response from CaroK | Reviewed this property |
I saw moms with kids in strollers. They got a bit antsy but I did see a mom with a toddler at the touch tank.
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BoydsBluesin
22 October 2017|
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Response from CaroK | Reviewed this property |
We were there for about 2 and a half hours and we listened to the alligator talk, the sea turtle talk and watched the divers in the big tank
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