Step out of the sunlight and into a whole new world filled with aquatic life at Ripley's Aquarium, where you'll be surrounded by a 750,000 gallon tank as you glide through a world that is home to 10-foot long sharks, piranhas, and other creatures of the sea.
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Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, opened in June 1997. More than one million visitors annually enjoy Ripley's unique approach of combing showmanship with serious marine science. Winner of 'The 1999 SC Governor's Cup,' Ripley's guests continue to be entertained by some of the world's most beautiful, fascinating and dangerous aquatic life. With 87,000 square feet and 1.2 million gallons of salt water, Ripley's Aquarium is home to over 6,000 fishes. The 'Cargo Hold Gift Shop' features specialty merchandise with an aquatic theme, and the 'Feeding Frenzay Snack Bar' offers a variety of hot and cold sandwiches, snacks, and drinks.
Traveling through the 750,000-gallon Dangerous Reef tunnel on Ripley's 330-foot moving glide path, visitors are surrounded on all sides by sharks up to 10 feet in length. Other spectacular features at Ripley's Aquarium include the Discovery Center, an interactive area with a horseshoe crab touch tank, Ray Bay and Friendship Flats, an area inhabited by a variety of stingrays and small sharks offering guests a chance to pet a ray, and Rainbow Rock, a stunning display of thousands of brilliantly colored tropical Indo-Pacific fishes. Educational presentations and dive shows are scheduled throughout the day to bring even more enjoyment and value to your visit.
Brand new in 2014! Check out Ripley's new hands-on, highly interactive exhibit SWARM, which features a schooling fish exhibit where you can crawl underneath and pop up in the middle and so much more! Discover and unlock the mysteries of how and why thousands of animals dynamically coordinate their actions into a single, overwhelming force to create super-organisms. Many swarms may appear to be remarkably similar, but a closer look will reveal that they are governed by drastically different motives and mechanisms. For a limited time only, Ripley's Aquarium showcases the exciting world of swarms, and as Aquarium visitors will learn, humans are not the only creatures that swarm together!