South Carolina Aquarium

Local nameSouth Carolina Aquarium
LocationCharleston, South Carolina, United States

The South Carolina Aquarium, located in Charleston, South Carolina, opened on May 19, 2000 on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals including North American river otters, loggerhead sea turtles, alligators, great blue herons, owls, lined seahorses, jellyfish, pufferfish, green moray eels, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, pythons, and sharks. The largest exhibit in the zoo is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium and is the deepest tank in North America; it holds more than 385,000 US gallons of water and contains more than 700 animals. The Aquarium also features a Touch Tank, where patrons may touch horseshoe crabs, Atlantic stingrays, and other marine animals.

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South Carolina Aquarium from 30 USD

Opening hours

Daily: 9 am - 4 pm (building closes at 5 pm)

Dec 24: 9 am - noon
Closed: Thanksgiving Day & Dec 25


Value Pass
Adults: $29.95
Children (3-12): $22.95

Aquarium only
Adults: $24.95
Children (3-12): $17.95

More information and contact


Official website



Phone +1 843 577 3474

Address 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401, USA

Coordinates 32°47'28" N -79°55'32.002" E

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