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South Carolina Aquarium
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US$29.95*
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South Carolina Aquarium Admission
Ranked #28 of 238 things to do in Charleston
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Fun, wonder and education come together at the South Carolina Aquarium. An intimate family-fun adventure, 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 Stingray Encounter, or take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital. Don’t miss our interactive dive shows and animal programs offered daily!
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
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45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Weekend trip”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

The South Carolina Aquarium was awesome, the place is very nice, it have more than sea life in it. It have Lemurs, snakes, lizards, different frogs and live shows. It is a little pricey but it is worth a visit. It is kids and Family friendly. If you are Active Duty service member you will receive a $3 discount for an adult entrance price. The aquarium have an area that the kids can feed some different types of sea creatures, not dangerous at all, my kids and myself enjoyed feeding the stingrays and crabs. I recommend visiting the aquarium with the Family.

Visited June 2014
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“Pleasant Surprise”
Reviewed 14 June 2014 via mobile

I've been to aquariums before and while this is not the largest aquarium, the hands-on feel, the variation of the displays and the great support and information given by the volunteers make it worth it. The Bald Eagle, Lemur Display and the various sea life displays was a nice surprise and was very interesting. The dedication of the volunteers is apparent and makes all the difference.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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“Aquarium is Awesome”
Reviewed 14 June 2014

Enjoyed the SC Aquarium very much. Loved the sea turtle, but the river otter was my favorite. He seemed to enjoy showing off for the video camera. Large tank with divers was very impressive, too.

Visited June 2014
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Boca Raton, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The ocean in one building”
Reviewed 11 June 2014 via mobile

They have a variety of fish that is interesting for the whole family. They actually have more than fish. They have an eagle, lemurs, and otters! It is a very exciting experience.

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virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
“Wonderful for all ages!”
Reviewed 11 June 2014

Seemed pricey for a smallish aquarium, but we were not disappointed! It is a well run aquarium with healthy active animals and fish around every corner. A nice flow, with surprises and impressive displays and habitats everywhere. A variety of outdoor balconies outside on the water, and facing a nice park on the other side. Fun for our three teenagers as well.

Visited June 2014
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