Zoos in Charleston

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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, snakes, turtles, birds, fish and sharks delight gue...
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 places to go if you're looking for things to do with ...
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 indoor solarium.
Waccatee Zoo
(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 receives no state or government funding, just lots of T....
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 are entertained by some of the world's most beauti...
North Myrtle Beach
Live shows and feedings are also popular with visitors at this incredible facility, along with the many other animals housed there including literally hundreds of gators who can be up to 13ft in length and weigh 600lbs
Riverbanks Zoo
(107 Miles)
Columbia
From elephants and koalas to penguins and sharks, formal gardens to natural woodlands, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden promises new discoveries around every corner!
Columbia
The Carolina Children's Garden is comprised of two acres of themed gardens designed to inspire creative play and to encourage families to garden together in their own communities. It is open daily from 7:30 am until dusk; public programs and educati...
Kure Beach
An underwater adventure for the whole family where they can journey along "The Waters of Cape Fear" and even touch sharks!
Jekyll Island
It's primarily a sea turtle hospital but visitors may visit recovering patients and can also explore an interactive exhibition.
Aloha Safari Zoo
(181 Miles)
Cameron
A rescue zoo currently caring for over 300 exotic creatures, including aviary, reptile room and extensive habitats. The Safari Ride element is a guided jaunt around the perimeter with plenty to see in the enclosures and some free roaming breeds as we...
Huntersville
Stroll along the nature trail for a self-guided tour, observe raptors in their aviaries, watch a presentation of live raptors and chat with our Wild Wings Educators about your favorite bird of prey.
Tiger World
(193 Miles)
Rockwell
Tiger World is a nonprofit animal conservation and educational center dedicated to rescue, rehabilitation, and preservation of exotic animals. We are open to the public for educational guided tours and walkabout self-guided tours in Rockwell, NC. (O...
Jacksonville Zoo
(194 Miles)
Jacksonville
The only walking safari in Northeast Florida. Families will love our kid-friendly Play Park, award-winning Range of the Jaguar, and ever-changing gardens and exhibits. The Zoo has something for everyone!
Jacksonville
Schedule an Animal Encounter or a Guided Trail Tour today. Stop by with your friends to explore 50-acres and three eco-systems. Plan a family reunion or evening reception in the beautiful Joseph A. Strasser Amphitheater. Enjoy fresh air, plentiful tr...
North Carolina Zoo
(1)
(198 Miles)
Asheboro
Connect with wildlife from two different continents as you explore 500 acres of exhibits carefully constructed to resemble natural habitats. Walk from Africa
Family Kingdom
(86 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
Features more than 30 rides including a thrilling wooden roller coaster and South Carolina's largest ferris wheel with one-of-a-kind views of the ocean. Splash down on our Log Flume, freefall 110 feet in our Slingshot Drop Zone, bounce a bit on our b...
Carowinds
(170 Miles)
Charlotte
Massive water and theme park for the family with something for children of all ages.
Charleston
200-foot tube slide - 200-foot open slide - Caribbean play structure with slides, wheels, and sprays - 500-foot lazy river with an adventure channel featuring sprays and a waterfall - Leisure pool - open seasonally
Mount Pleasant
200-foot water slide - 16-foot otter slide - Sprays, geysers, and raindrop waterfalls - The Cyclone, a 10-minute swirling water ride - Recreational pool
North Charleston
Gallons of fun for all ages, Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Waterpark is located within North Charleston Wannamaker County Park and offers seasonal, island-style water play packed into over 15-acres.
Surfside Beach
24 Slides - Wipe Out Wave Pool - Lazy River Ride - Wallys Kiddie Lagoon - Adult Lounge Pool - Mini Golf - Go-Carts - Bumper Boats - Snack Bar - Gift Shop. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in South C...
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina's largest water park, presents 20 acres of swerves, curves, waves and chutes and more than one million gallons of water.
Statesboro
Water Slides - Our 2 body slides and 1 inner tube slide wind around each other and finish with an exciting plunge into a common pool!
Summer Waves
(149 Miles)
Jekyll Island
Summer Waves Water Park located on Jekyll Island with 11 acres of splashing summertime fun for the whole family! Nine exciting attractions including six water slides, wave pool, lazy river, splash zone and kiddie area.
White Lake
Cool family water fun with lots of water activities to spend the day in, including pools, slides, a lazy river and for something different, even indy karting!
Fantasy Lake
(2)
(160 Miles)
Hope Mills
Tarzan and Trapeze Swings - Master Blaster Slides - Banana Slides - Fantasy Land for Kids + loads more and cafe
Charlotte
Ray's Splash Planet is unlike anything in the Carolinas!! Ray's includes a one-of-a-kind water park with fun-filled features. One of the many fun family places to go if you're looking for things to do with kids in North Carolina
Kannapolis
Swimming, waterslides, disc and miniature golf, volleyball and playground
Simpsonville
Featuring body and tube slides, flowrider, lazy river and a large children's splash pad play zone.
Duncan
2 flume slides, kiddie lagoon with loads of play features, plus lazy river and larger leisure pool for bigger kids with rustic pirate ship and water cannons.
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 you wait. Easy boarding platforms.
Charleston
Horse-drawn carriage tour of Charleston - unforgetable experience for the kids
Isle of Palms
See wildlife... including dolphin, shore and wading birds, crabs, and other speciaes that thrive in this habitat.
Savannah
This first class fishing service offers deep sea and inshore fishing, sightseeing excursions, and dolphin tours.
Savannah
Old Savannah tours is the only locally owned and operated Trolley Tour Company in Savannah. For over 25 years we have been providing both overview and on-off tours of this beautiful historic city.
Wilmington
Come aboard the The Henrietta III, one of North Carolina's largest riverboats, offering public lunch, dinner and sightseeing cruises from April through December and private event charters throughout the year. Cruise in comfort and style along the his...
EcoMotion Tours
(187 Miles)
Jacksonville
EcoMotion Tours, in the Amelia Island-Jacksonville area, Fort George Island - is the only Segway tour of its kind - one that combines the fun, new sensation of riding a Segway with a special eco-tour of pristine, park-protected island habitat.
Monkey Joes
(8 Miles)
Charleston
Their play area of wall-to-wall jumping, sliding, and bouncing fun features inflatable slides, jumps, and obstacle courses, guaranteed to keep your kids active, happy, and healthy.
Mount Pleasant
Go-Carts - Climbing Wall - Blackbeard’s Gemstone Mining - Jump Land - Indoor Play System (All Day) - Water Wars
Savannah
We feature an awesome 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course, where you play through streams, ponds and rock hazards, just like the real thing! We also feature Bumper Go-Carts Batting Cages Moonwalk Bounce Arcade Fun Refreshments Private Party Room
Fun Warehouse
(81 Miles)
Myrtle Beach
Fun activities for active kids of all ages including laser tag, soft play, inflatables, roller skating and arcade!
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 time.
Myrtle Beach
Dare you get medieval with this challenging adventure golf course?!
Myrtle Beach
Fun center for all the family.
Leapin' Lizards
(105 Miles)
Columbia
Leapin' Lizards is Columbia's only Parent-Friendly Inflatable Play Center. There is a clever mixture of over-the-top fun for children and amenities appealing to parents.
Dillon
Bring along the whole family for fun at Pedroland Park! pedro has sometheeng for every juan, from ferris wheels to miniature golf
Funzone for Kids
(117 Miles)
Irmo
If your kids would enjoy gliding down an 18' Double Slide, racing through a 35' Obstacle Course, or challenging one another in our 5-in-1 Sports Combo, then Funzone is the place for you.
Grovetown
We are Augusta, GA's newest indoor fun center specializing in private parties and open jump! We also offer many inflatables for backyard parties, church, or school events.
Hullabaloo
(170 Miles)
Hampstead
Hullabaloo is the Hampstead area's only indoor playspace for children. With tons of imagination stations, a large multi-purpose room for exercise classes, art classes, parties and more, your family will never get bored at Hullabaloo!

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South Carolina Aquarium

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Edisto Island Serpentarium

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Fun places to visit in Charleston with kids

South Carolina is the kind of fun place that both adults and kids will enjoy – your only problem, is going to be finding the time to fit all the great places to visit in! Because many of South Carolina's must-see attractions offer kid-friendly activities and exhibits, you won't have to miss out on any of the state's diverse culture and history. As you explore the multitude of fun things to do in South Carolina with kids, you'll definitely create memories that will last and last - and you can watch them back on video for years to come if you’ve got a shocking memory like me!

There are so many fun places to go with kids in South Carolina - great zoos and aquariums, museums, theme parks, water parks and swimming pools, places to visit outdoors (many of which are cheap or free), historical places of interest, activities and indoor play centres for toddlers as well as the usual family tourist attractions - take a look above, lots of the best things to do with children in SC