South Carolina Aquarium 


South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium is located on the Charleston Harbor at Aquarium Wharf. The aquarium has over 10,000 aquatic animals from across the state of South Carolina, along with 60 displays and exhibits including an interactive touch tank with hermit crabs, whelk, sea urchins, horseshoe crabs, and Atlantic stingrays. 

Visitors enter the aquarium, and encounter The Great Ocean Tank, which holds over 385,000 gallons of water and 10,000 species of marine life. Now the journey through the aquarium begins by visiting aquatic animals from the mountain forest, Piedmont, coastal plain, salt marsh, the Charleston Coast, and the ocean. The aquarium is fairly small, and all exhibits can be viewed in about an hour. The friendly and helpful volunteers and staff can answer any questions about marine life or exhibits.

Buying advance tickets
 is recommended to avoid waiting in long lines or missing the hospital tour, which often sells out early. The aquarium also has a gift shop and a cafe that serves pizza, sandwiches, ice cream, chips, and cold drinks. A deck that projects over the Copper River provides awesome views of boats and dolphins in the Charleston Harbor. Parking is available in the city parking garage at 24 Calhoun St for $2 an hour, or metered parking is offered along Washington St. and Concord St. The free CARTA Dash shuttle also stops at the aquarium.



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South Carolina Aquarium Hours and Admission


Hours:
Open Daily 9 am - 5 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
Christmas Eve Hours 9am - noon

Admission:
Adults (13+) $29.95
Child (3-12) $22.95
Children under 3 Free


South Carolina Aquarium Address and Map


South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf St
Charleston SC 29401
(843) 577-3474
South Carolina Aquarium Website




Current and Upcoming Events
at the South Carolina Aquarium


What: Adults After Hours - Yacht Rock
When: June. 17, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: The South Carolina Aquarium
Admission: TBA

Spend your evening with us for all-inclusive experiences surrounded by water, wildlife and wild places at South Carolina Aquarium After Hours events. Enjoy local light bites plus beer, wine and entertainment as you stroll through the galleries, or just relax and enjoy the views of the Charleston Harbor in great company. Events are 21+.


What: Adults After Hours - Beer from Here
When: Aug. 19, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: The South Carolina Aquarium
Admission: TBA

Spend your evening with us for all-inclusive experiences surrounded by water, wildlife and wild places at South Carolina Aquarium After Hours events. Enjoy local light bites plus beer, wine and entertainment as you stroll through the galleries, or just relax and enjoy the views of the Charleston Harbor in great company. Events are 21+.


What: Adults After Hours - Southern Spirits
When: Oct. 28, 2022
Time: 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Where: The South Carolina Aquarium
Admission: TBA

Spend your evening with us for all-inclusive experiences surrounded by water, wildlife and wild places at South Carolina Aquarium After Hours events. Enjoy local light bites plus beer, wine and entertainment as you stroll through the galleries, or just relax and enjoy the views of the Charleston Harbor in great company. Events are 21+.


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