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Charleston Aquarium

Charleston Aquarium

Here’s why to choose the Charleston Aquarium for your vacation: 

  • Instructor-led educational programs designed to entertain and educate your entire family.
  • A wide-range of interactive and educational programs and exhibits keep you entertained for hours.
  • The excitement and wonder of thousands of creatures is complemented by our educational talks, live feeds and even a hands-on touch pool.

    Charleston Aquarium hand-touch pool

    Kid’s touching sea creatures

  • This rare and exciting opportunity allows visitors of all ages to make connections between the classroom and the real world.
  • You will leave with an increased fascination and respect for nature.

Charleston Aquarium Address:

100 Aquarium Wharf  Charleston, SC 29401  (Directions)
(843) 720-1990

Hours of operation:

Charleston Aquarium hours March – August
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
(Building closes at 6 p.m.)

Hours September – February
Open Daily 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
(Building closes at 5 p.m.)

Closed Thanksgiving Day, Dec 25, and half day Dec 24 (open 9 a.m.-12 p.m.)


Charleston Aquarium is a great place to take the entire family.  Whether you love marine life or you are just looking to escape Charleston’s hot summers, this is one place you cannot miss.