There’s nothing like a trip to the aquarium to be awed by nature’s wonders, and for visitors to the Isle of Palms area, you’ll fortunately find that there is a world-class aquarium right only a quick drive to Charleston! Perfect for a romantic date, or a day filled with fun for the kids, a journey to the aquarium is always worth it. Stroll beneath floating sharks or spy a sea turtle up close—with so much space and interactive activities, your day at the South Carolina aquarium is sure to be a treasured memory for years to come!
Thousands of Creatures from Land and Sea
Exploring the aquarium is a fantastic way to learn about South Carolina’s ecosystems, from the shore to the marshlands to the forests. The aquarium boasts over 5,000 animals, and include majestic creatures such as alligators, birds of prey, and even an octopus or two! Habitats include the ocean, coast, coastal plains, foothills, and mountain forest. It’s easy to spend hours walking around and taking it all in!
Educational and Immersive Experiences
Whether you’re young or an adult, the immersive experiences at the Charleston aquarium are for everyone! Stop by the popular touch tank to gently handle common tide pool creatures or stop by The Shallows stingray tank to pet a cownose stingray and feed them a little treat! The Aquarium’s Kid’s Coast area offers educational play exhibits for understanding concepts like water filtration, and the Sea Turtle Recovery allows guests to glimpse the process of sea turtle rehabilitation.
Special Events Year-Round
If you’re visiting around the holidays, you’re in for a treat as the Aquarium Aglow event will be taking place in the evenings, making the aquarium a spectacular lighting show with an offering of festive snacks and beverages. If you happen to be visiting for another season, the aquarium’s website offers a calendar of events, and you can explore what they have to offer for your trip!
You’ll find the South Carolina Aquarium’s hours are daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with the last ticket sold at 3:30 p.m. Check the website or call 843-577-3474 for holiday specific hours!
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