South Carolina Aquarium and its collection

South Carolina Aquarium

The South Carolina Aquarium , located in Charleston , South Carolina , opened on May 19, 2000 on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals including North American river otters , loggerhead sea turtles , alligators , great blue herons , owls , lined seahorses , jellyfish , pufferfish , green moray eels , horseshoe crabs , sea stars , pythons , and sharks . The largest exhibit in the zoo is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium and is the deepest tank in North America (42 feet); it holds more than 385,000 US gallons (1,460,000 l) of water and contains more than 700 animals. The Aquarium also features a Touch Tank, where patrons may touch horseshoe crabs , Atlantic stingrays , and other marine animals.

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South Carolina Aquarium
100 Aquarium Wharf
SC 29401 Charleston
South Carolina

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Opening hours

9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00
9:00 – 17:00

December 24: 9 a.m.–noon


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100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston

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