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South Carolina Aquarium Charleston

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South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston
SC
29401
Tel: 843-720-1990

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You'll find the aquatic habitats of the state from rushing mountain streams through rivers, lakes and the saltmarsh, to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, encounters with river otters, snakes, turtles, birds, fish and sharks delight guests as they explore 60 living exhibits.
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    My five year old said this was his favorite part of our Charleston vacation. They had so many volunteers and staff around to answer questions, let you pet animals, play games, let you feed the birds, and play games. It is not a huge place, but with so many hands on activities our day was very full. We had a picnic lunch right outside the facility, in a nice little park. We paid a little extra to see the sea turtle hospital and that was really cool. Overall, a fantastic day.

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    Ok so for $65 for two adults and one paying child, you'd think you'd get to see a lot right? No. Believe it or not we were in and out in an hour. I was shocked. The highlight was... actually I can't think of one. It wasn't memorable in fact I think it was a waste of money. Plus they wanted more money to go watch a 15 minute 4D show. Maybe if they dropped the prices they'd get more people and get better satisfaction for their customers. Very disappointed. The Outer Banks Aquarium is better than this!

    Not many exhibits, no whales, no dolphins...Read More

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    Rude people work there. It is overpriced for such a small aquarium and some exhibits scary for young children.

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    Wonderful spot located right on the water in beautiful Charleston. A heavy focus on conservation and education which is wonderful and different from other aquariums I've seen. Affordable, beautiful, fun, and an all around awesome place to visit! You really leave there with a better view on how to take care of our wild life in the ocean!

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    While the admission price is more expensive than other local attractions, the facility is beautiful. It's a non-profit organization so I understand that without help from the state government it can be difficult to keep prices lower. I loved the Sea Turtle Hospital where we saw like 15 sea turtles being treated for different injuries and illnesses. It was really cool to be so close to those amazing animals. The albino alligator was also very interesting. We even encountered someone holding a baby alligator that we were allowed to touch. I definitely...Read More

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by Sarah Jump

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Ok so for $65 for two adults and one paying child, you'd think you'd get to see a lot right? No. Believe it or not we were in and out in an hour. I was shocked. The highlight was... actually I can't think of one. It wasn't memorable in fact I think it was a waste of money. Plus they wanted more money to go watch a 15 minute 4D show. Maybe if they dropped the prices they'd get more people and get better satisfaction for their customers. Very disappointed. The Outer Banks Aquarium is better than this!

Not many exhibits, no whales, no dolphins not many sharks. Lame, lame, lame.

by Patricia K

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While the admission price is more expensive than other local attractions, the facility is beautiful. It's a non-profit organization so I understand that without help from the state government it can be difficult to keep prices lower. I loved the Sea Turtle Hospital where we saw like 15 sea turtles being treated for different injuries and illnesses. It was really cool to be so close to those amazing animals. The albino alligator was also very interesting. We even encountered someone holding a baby alligator that we were allowed to touch. I definitely enjoyed our visit (we were there for about 2 hours) and I would absolutely recommend the experience to anyone.

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