South Carolina Aquarium
A visit to the South Carolina Aquarium is a must when touring beautiful Charleston. The aquarium, full of spectacular creatures and wonderful educational experiences, offers visitors a unique opportunity for exploration and discovery.
There are a variety of exhibits at the South Carolina Aquarium that is both fascinating and educational such as the Mountain Forest. Here you can find phenomenal North American natives such as the bald eagle, fish, and river otters. You can also look at waterfalls spilling over a rocky gorge. Another fascinating exhibit is the Saltmarsh Aviary, the focus of which is the 6,000-gallon stingray tank. You will also see animals such as herons, diamondback terrapins, and puffer fish and maybe even have the opportunity to feed the rays some shrimp! The Ocean exhibit, the centerpiece of the aquarium, showcases the two-story 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. You will practically rub noses with sharks and can check out the 220-pound loggerhead sea turtle. The Secrets of the Amazon is a fascinating exhibit area where visitors will travel to the Amazon in South America and see a variety of creatures that call the Amazon Rainforest home. You can check out creatures such as the electric eel, the green toucan, the meat-eating piranha fish, stingrays, and the giant anaconda.
In the course of the visit, the team can shop and dine at a variety of shops and restaurants. You can also take in the spectacular view of the Charleston Harbor as part of the experience and marvel at the stunning beauty of nature, within and outside the aquarium.