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South Carolina Aquarium

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AdultAdults: 13+
ChildChildren: 3-12 years old. Under 3 are free.
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South Carolina Aquarium is currently open but tickets must be purchased at the location due to timed entry admission.
South Carolina Aquarium At the South Carolina Aquarium overlooking the Charleston Harbor, connect 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 at our newest addition, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™, 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. Discover the wonder of water, wildlife and wild places at the South Carolina Aquarium.


  • Enjoy daily interactive dive shows in the 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank
  • Feel rays at your fingertips in The Shallows
  • Experience hands-on learning with sea stars, urchins, and horseshoe crabs at the Touch Tank
  • See more than a dozen life-sized LEGO® animal sculptures in BricksALIVE™, including an 8-foot-long dolphin
Friendly and knowledgeable staff members are on hand to answer any questions that you may have about the incredible creatures on display, like whether snakes are slimy or how to distinguish between alligators and crocodiles. You will learn how these intriguing animals eat, play and sleep, and you’ll take home ideas to help protect these species in the wild.

At Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™, experience the journey of sick and injured sea turtles from rescue to rehabilitation to release. Witness our veterinary team in action, providing medicine, nutrition and therapy to turtles as they recover. Then, practice your own veterinary skills as you diagnose turtles at simulated medical stations. Learn why sea turtles come to our care center and how you can help to protect them in the wild. As you come face-to-face with our current sea turtle patients and discover their unique stories, you’ll be inspired to conserve our oceans for years to come.
South Carolina Aquarium & the great Ocean Tank South Carolina Aquarium & the great Ocean Tank
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South Carolina Aquarium

Operating Times:

Open 7 days a week: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Building closes at 5:00 pm).
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and 1/2 day on Christmas Eve (open 9:00 am - 12:00 pm).

Reservation Notes:

Reservations are NOT needed or accepted. Tickets can be used on any operating day within 6 months of the purchase date.


self guided

Booth Location:

South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston, SC 29401

Nearest Intersection:

Concord St. and Aquarium Wharf


Parking is available in the municipal garage on Calhoun St. between Washington and Concord St. Additional parking is available at the Gaillard Municipal Auditorium off of Calhoun St. Guests may also opt for the convenience of parking at the Charleston Visitor Center and taking the DASH shuttle to the Aquarium.

Age Requirements:

Adult Ticket: 13+ years old. Child Ticket: 3-12 years old. Children under 3 are free.


The South Carolina Aquarium is dedicated to educating their community and world about conservation and saving life. There are year round classes for adults and children from toddlers to teenagers, hiking, exploring, learning...experiencing the Life that is all around you everyday, right where you live!

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