South Carolina Aquarium

Charleston, SC

Where are we going?

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
SC 29401


What is there to do?

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

The best part? You don't even have to get wet to explore all the amazing creatures that live beneath our waters!

At this popular aquarium, 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.

Pretty cool, huh?

You can venture past the bald eagle and find otters snacking and snoozing. Kids can experience what it's like to be in an atmospheric swamp at twilight - try and spot those Venus fly traps and alligators!

For those hands on experiences, head to the Touch Tank! Here you'll find several species of invertebrates such as hermit crabs, sea urchins, and even Atlantic Stingrays! Head tot he Saltmarsh Aviary and you can feed the stingrays some shrimp too - not a bad story to tell your friends back in school, is it!

Don't miss the very impressive 385,000 gallon Great Ocean Tank either! At two-stories high, you can see some of the more impressive giants of the ocean, including the loggerhead sea turtle. There are daily dive shows too!

From discovering what lives in your own backyard, to exploring the shallows, and even getting creative with LEGO, there is SO much to entertain the entire family at the South Carolina Aquarium!

So kids - are you ready to explore the mysteries and wonders of the South's waters? You might just be surprised what you find - so what are you waiting for!

Let's make that SPLASH!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $24.95

Children: $17.95 (Ages 3-12)

Free Under: 2 years


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

9am - 4pm daily. Building closes at 5pm. 9am - 12pm Dec 24th.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


Any top tips?

You’ll find smaller crowds on weekdays before 11 a.m. or after 2 p.m. - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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