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South Carolina Aquarium

100 Aquarium Wharf


The South Carolina Aquarium inspires conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience.


The South Carolina Aquarium will be a world-class model promoting a healthy, sustainable balance among human beings, wildlife and the earth we share. We will lead by example locally, regionally, and nationally, engaging visitors, offering science-based education, and collaborating with partners in wildlife conservation and research.


Avis Mceachen

Monday, July 9, 2018
Wow! Well laid out...adventures around every corner. Interactive for the kiddos and captivating for the adults. The community feel and support is shown throughout. One of best aquariums I have visited. Loved touching the stingrays and tiny sharks. All staff and volunteers were eager to answer questions and share their expertise with "kids" of all ages. Wide array of sea creatures. Thanks!

Crystal Davies

Thursday, June 28, 2018
Great place for young kids! Amazing aquariums and loved that it's also a sea turtle & aquatic bird rescue. Toddlers will love the toddler play area and young kids will love the activities spread throughout like the fishing game, Lego statues, and live experiences like the touch pools where you can pet sting rays, starfish, and other sea creatures. They also have a really nice gift shop where proceeds go to support their rescue programs. It's not a large place, but with the amount of activities it'll take some time to go through with young kids. Really nice experience! We'll be back.

Rob Caldwell

Friday, June 29, 2018
Enjoyed this aquarium. Highlights: Alabaster the 22-year-old albino alligator; a 42 foot deep giant aquarium with sharks, sea turtles, large tunas and other large tropical fish; Liberty, the bald eagle. The best part is that the place has a large section dedicated to rehabilitating injured sea turtles. The facility has areas for surgery and a sea-turtle CT scan. Place is a bit pricey but a worthwhile family visit. 3 hours needed; not all day.

Jeff Sullivan

Friday, July 6, 2018
A nice little aquarium. Reasonably priced and has several options for discounts. The sea turtle exhibit is a highlight to visit. Several other very nice exhibits. At an average pace about an hour to tour completely but I recommend looping back to see things twice.

Tyler Lund

Sunday, May 20, 2018
This great aquarium houses a wide variety not only of fish, but aquatic birds too. There's plenty to see and explore here, especially for young kids who love seeing animals. There's a massive tank with sharks, turtles, and rays, tons of fish, and a touch tank with rays too. There's even a bald eagle in rehabilitation and a turtle hospital to walk through. The aviary upstairs and outside is also a nice unique feature. For any animal lover, or even kids who are just building up a love for animals, it's a perfect spot in town.

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