South Carolina Aquarium Admission
Most people spend a few hours to their entire day at the Aquarium enjoying the experience there is some food and drinks that you buy there but you are also welcome to bring it with you. By getting the tickets online or by phone ahead of time you often save money versus buying the tickets that day but if that isn’t something that you want to do then you are welcome buy the tickets that day at the entrance. Children under the age of two are going to be free for admission as well but overall everyone that goes enjoys their day.
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. Choose admission only or upgrade to the premier pass to watch a 4-D film!
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.
Premier Pass: 4-D Theater Experience
Choose this premier pass to include not only admission to the Aquarium's main exhibits but also admission to the 4-D theater to enjoy an educational and fun movie going experience.