Explore more than 60 fascinating exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium, located on historic Charleston Harbor. See and learn about a wide variety of animals including alligators, river otters, sea turtles, owls, jellyfish, stingrays and sharks ... More info ›
Explore more than 60 fascinating exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium, located on historic Charleston Harbor. See and learn about a wide variety of animals including alligators, river otters, sea turtles, owls, jellyfish, stingrays and sharks. Explore the habitats of many animals that call South Carolina home as you journey from the mountains to the sea.
The South Carolina Aquarium is located in downtown Charleston. Extending 200 feet into the Charleston Harbor, the Aquarium takes you on a journey through the geographic regions of South Carolina. Discover animals such as a bald eagle, an albino alligator, an endangered sea turtle and sharks as you journey from the mountains to the sea.
With your all-day admission ticket, take your time exploring the nine galleries featuring over 7,000 amazing aquatic animals spread across more than 60 exhibits. Get up-close views of river otters, endangered sea turtles, alligators, great blue herons, hawks, owls, sea horses, jellyfish, pufferfish, moray eels, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, pythons, sharks and many more.
The South Carolina Aquarium’s largest exhibit is the 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. The exhibit extends from the first to the second floor of the Aquarium and contains sharks, several species of fish and an endangered sea turtle. At the Touch Tank, a family favorite, lean in and touch horseshoe crabs, stingrays and other marine life while enjoying interacting with Aquarium staff to learn more about these fascinating species.
At Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery, you can now 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