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South Carolina Aquarium

Charleston, SC

Zoos & Wildlife
3 (5 reviews)
Attractions in Charleston Unclaimed All Photo

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Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401, USA How do we get there? Number: 843-577-3474
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About this activity

It's all about the underwater adventure at South Carolina Aquarium!

Discover the wonder of water, wildlife and wild places at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Overlooking the Charleston Harbor, the Aquarium connects you with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Come face-to-face with sick and injured sea turtles in rehabilitation in our Sea Turtle Care Center ™ and follow their journeys from rescue to rehab to release. Visit our two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, sharks, horseshoe crabs, sea stars and urchins. Learn fascinating details about the natural world at daily dive shows and animal encounters.

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Directions

A parking garage run by the City of Charleston is located at 24 Calhoun Street, Charleston, SC 29401, a short walk from the Aquarium.

Metered parking is located along Washington Street and Concord Street.

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How much does it cost?

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Adults

34.95 (Ages 13+)

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Children

$27.95 (Ages 3-12)

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Free Under

2 years

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Last Updates

2023

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FAQ’s

They are strongly involved in ocean conservation, and strongly working towards reducing the negative impact of plastics in the environment. They also help rehabilitate sick and injured sea turtles. We love that!

A quiet, private nursing room is located on the first floor across from the gift shop.

Changing tables are located in the restrooms on the first floor, across from the Aquarium Gift Shop.

Strollers are welcome inside the Aquarium and are also available to rent for $1 (free for Members) at the Welcome Desk located in the Great Hall.

You’ll find smaller crowds on weekdays before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m.

Bring that pocket money because they have a gift shop where you can pick up a host of ocean related items, including toys and educational!

They offer great opportunities for homeschooling families, and love having school groups visit the aquarium! If you have 15 or more in your group, get in contact!

With focused attention on state and regional curriculum standards in STEM areas, the Aquarium offers wonderful benefits to school groups.

A quiet, private nursing room is located on the first floor across from the gift shop.

Changing tables are located in the restrooms on the first floor, across from the Aquarium Gift Shop.

Strollers are welcome inside the Aquarium and are also available to rent for $1 (free for Members) at the Welcome Desk located in the Great Hall.

Just speak to staff if you have any questions about accessibility of the exhibits!

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