Zoos in CHARLESTON with kids

It’s animal time in Charleston, South Carolina and they are calling YOU!

For those families who LOVE those animal encounters, look no further than Charleston because this The Palmetto State city has plenty of them!

We have to start with zoos. These are the most iconic way to experience wildlife, and great to visit with children. They offer animal encounters, and kids can experience creatures from all across the globe.  

Farms are a great alternative for a more hands-on experience with petting zoos and barnyard fun. Wildlife sanctuaries offer kids an invaluable lesson in conservation, and animal-specific attractions let kids really immerse themselves in their favorite creatures!

Whatever wildlife experience you choose with children, you know they will walk away filled with memories and knowledge that can’t be replaced. They’ll have a ROAR-ing time! 

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  • South Carolina Aquarium

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    Charleston

    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, ...

  • The Center for Birds of Prey

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    (16 miles) Awendaw

    Offering a unique insight into the lives and spectacular abilities of more than 40 species of birds of prey, including eagles, hawks, owls, falcons, kites, and vultures. One of the many fun family ...

  • Edisto Island Serpentarium

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    (26 miles) Edisto Island

    You can view beautiful reptiles in both the indoor and outdoor facilities. Alligators and turtles swim and play in large outdoor ponds in the outdoor gardens, while other reptiles bask in the large ...

  • Waccatee Zoo

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    (79 miles) Myrtle Beach

    located within 500 acres of private, carefully preserved, wooded property. Along winding trails, beneath shady trees you'll find over 100 species of animals, all treated like family. This zoo ...

  • Ripleys Aquarium

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    (88 miles) Myrtle Beach

    A $40 million, state-of-the-art, 87,000 square-foot aquarium experience, located at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. It is South Carolina's most visited attraction, where guests ...

  • Alligator Adventure

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    (98 miles) North Myrtle Beach

    A snappy day out in the reptile capital of the world at this Alligator Adventure! With live shows and feedings, hundreds of gators and other animals galore! Great South Carolina animal fun!

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  • Monkey Joes

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    (8 miles) Charleston

    Wall to wall inflatables, obstacle courses, and other great activities for active kids under 12 in this South Carolina indoor play center!

  • Fun Warehouse

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    (81 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!

  • Adventure Falls Golf

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    (87 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Two great miniature golf courses with cascading waterfalls, trees, a castle and caverns to play up, over and down, there is plenty of opportunity to get in trouble and to have some laughs at the same ...

  • Dragons Lair Fantasy Golf

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    (88 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Dare to get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course filled with magical castles, fire breathing dragons and 36 holes!

  • Grand Prix Family Thrill Park

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    (98 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Fun center for all the family.

  • Fort Pulaski

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    (82 miles) Savannah

    The Battle for Fort Pulaski in April 1862 marked a turning point in military history. It featured the first significant use of rifled cannons in combat. Explore the historic fort, or take a scenic ...

  • Splash Zone Waterpark

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    (5 miles) Charleston

    Enjoy the taste of the Caribbean at this family water park in South Carolina, with slides, play structures, and more!

  • Splash Island Waterpark

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    (7 miles) Mount Pleasant

    A family water park hidden within the tropical vegetation of a county park, Splash Island is COOL for kids!

  • Whirlin Waters Adventure Waterpark

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    (15 miles) North Charleston

    A fun water park in North Charleston set over 15 acres, with kiddie areas, slides, wave pools and much more!

  • Wild Water and Wheels

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    (78 miles) Surfside Beach

    So much more than a water park in Surfside Beach, with karting, kiddie rides, and mini golf - to name a few!

  • Myrtle Waves Water Park

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    (87 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Experience one of South Carolina's largest water parks, with 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water!

  • Adventure Cove Family Fun Center

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    (61 miles) Hilton Head Island

    Come and test your skills at Adventure Cove, the island's largest arcade. Adventure Cove offers a variety of games from the classics to the most interactive on the market. There is something for the ...

  • IMAX Discovery Theater

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    (88 miles) Myrtle Beach

    IMAX 3D experience in an attraction that takes you places ordinary movies can't. You'll see stunning, crystal-clear 3D images projecting from an enormous screen, and experience unparalleled sound ...

  • MagiQuest

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    (88 miles) Myrtle Beach

    MagiQuest is an indoor, live-action, adventure, role-playing game for kids of all ages. With a magic wand in hand, you'll explore an enchanted kingdom and participate in the ultimate quest as you ...

  • Music In Motion Family Fun Center

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    (20 miles) Summerville

    Family roller skating rink playing classic and contemporary pop music, with video game arcade including air hockey and pool tables also available.

  • Island Miniature Golf and Games

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    (80 miles) Savannah

    Great kids fun in Savannah with bumper go-carts, batting cages, train rides, moonwalk bounces and much more - including yes, mini golf!

  • Barefoot Landing

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    (86 miles) North Myrtle Beach

    Live shows, big name entertainment and great attractions, including one of the largest reptile parks in the world, a carousel and 7D cinema! An entertaining experience at Myrtle Beach for kids!

  • Pavilion Nostalgia Park

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    (87 miles) Myrtle Beach

    A collection of classic rides from the Pavilion Amusement Park, like the famous Herschell-Spillman Carousel, Wave Rider, adult and kiddie Pirate Rides, and the Caterpillar, Dune Buggy, Boat and ...

  • Ripleys Haunted Adventure

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    (87 miles) Myrtle Beach

    10,000 sq ft of Haunted Adventure in Myrtle Beach, where you can scream as loud as you can...but you might not be heard! Great fun for over 6s at Ripleys

  • Outbreak!

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    (88 miles) Myrtle Beach

    "Dread The Undead!" at this exciting zombie filled experience where you have to rid the world of the Alpha Strain!

  • Hannah's Maze of Mirrors Myrtle Beach

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    (88 miles) Myrtle Beach

    Make your way through a fun and challenging maze of mirrors inside a fairytale land to try and save the princess!

  • Family Kingdom

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    (86 miles) Myrtle Beach

    More than 35 rides await in this family friendly, old-time amusement park right by the sea!

  • Old South Carriage Company

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    (1 miles) Charleston

    One hour fully narrated tours of the Historic District. City's only licensed guides in the Confederate uniform. Tours depart every 20 min. from our Barn. Clean restrooms and video entertainment while ...

  • Classic Carriage Tours

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    (1 miles) Charleston

    Historic, fun and educational carriage tours around the stunning Charleston, South Carolina. A great way to spend the day with the family!

  • Barrier Island Ecotours

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    (10 miles) Isle of Palms

    Spend your South Carolina day out with amazing wildlife, with tours to take you fishing, dolphin watching, and onto the shores!

  • Amicks Deep Sea Fishing

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    (82 miles) Savannah

    This first class fishing service offers deep sea and inshore fishing, sightseeing excursions, and dolphin tours.

  • Childrens Museum of the Lowcountry

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    (1 miles) Charleston

    Nine interactive exhibits, including a two-story Medieval Castle, a pirate ship and a dedicated Art Room, allow your children to explore the arts, sciences and humanities through their own hands-on ...

  • Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum

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    (1 miles) Mount Pleasant

    Patriots Point would become one of the largest museums of its kind in the world with the addition of other ships such as the destroyer USS Laffey, known as The Ship That Would Not Die. The Treasury ...

  • Coastal Discovery Museum

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    (62 miles) Hilton Head Island

    With indoor and outdoor exhibits, activity centers in the Sea Island Classroom, the History Time-line Exhibit, and Museum Store on-site, plus 11 different tours and cruises around the island, the ...