South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston, South Carolina
100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, South Carolina 29401| Map |
It would be easy to spend an entire day at the South Carolina Aquarium, which is home to about 6,000 amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles. Families should be sure to visit the South Carolina Aquarium’s interactive exhibits, which include the Feed the Rays experience, Salt Marsh Aviary, Toddler Cove and the Albino Alligator. The well-designed aquarium features a range of exhibits that showcase critters that live in the mountains, the ocean and other bodies of water. For example, in the mountain forest exhibit, kids will see stream-dwelling fish and playful otters. The coastal plain exhibit contains tortoises, snakes and plants that make their homes in swamps, plains and marshes. Sea turtles, sharks and pufferfish are among the sea life found at the ocean exhibit. Kids are allowed to reach out and touch Atlantic stingrays, sea urchins, horseshoe crabs and other creatures at the Touch Tank. For a little downtime, families can watch films in the 4-D theater featuring interactive, synchronized seating. The aquarium also presents daily programs and dive shows.
Lis De Saussure and 3 other parents have been here
Ratings by kids' ages
- Tots (0-2)
- Little kids (3-5)
- Big kids (6-8)
- Tweens (9-12)
- Teens (13+)
Tips for Families
The South Carolina Aquarium also has a children’s play area -- the Something’s Fishy Kid Zone -- where kids climb aboard a boat while parents relax in the seating area.
Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, South Carolina 29401| Map
Hours: Mon-Sun 9 am - 5 pm
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Charleston, South Carolina
- Visited: July 2013
- Submitted: Mar 24, 2014
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Little Kids (3-5)
Nice Visit to the AquariumFlag review
This is a great place to visit with young children. They have a large variety of entertaining exhibits for kids and interactive exhibits for them to play on when they need a break from the animals. They have a man made fish boat the kids love to play on. You can also sit and have a break while they play there. The aquarium makes it simple to get around there is an elevator if you bring a stroller or they have escalators and stairs. The staff are very friendly and often walk around with different reptiles for kids to touch. Also for a nice change of pace you can slide over to the 4-D aquarium for a visit.
Tips for Families
Brings some snacks with you. There is a snack bar but it is limited and fairly expensive. The stroller is a smart bet because it is a pretty long walk back to the car after spending the day walking.
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