Get up-close-and-personal with more than 7,000 creatures at this waterfront attraction, where exhibits invite you to journey through distinctive habitats. Step into the Mountain Forest and find water splashing over a rocky gorge as river otters play. Enter the open-air Saltmarsh Aviary to feed stingrays and view herons, diamondback terrapins, and puffer fish. And gaze in awe at the two-story, 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank, home to sharks, jellyfish, and a loggerhead
sea turtle. Kids love the Touch Tank and the 4-D Theater that shows films with special effects such as wind gusts and splashes of water. Tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital are well worth the extra $10.
Mar 31, 2009
Not the equal to the aquarium in Atlanta, but good nonetheless. Friendly, helpful staff, pleasant displays with otters, penguins, other birds, and a wide variety of fish -- emphasis here is on local critters. A bit on the expensive side, but a pleasing diversion, especially for kids.
Nov 18, 2002
The aquarium is a great way to spend 2-3 hours of a day. Our 3-year old loved it. The large tank is first rate, there are many interesting species, and the views from the balcony are wonderful. The only downside is the cost. Luckily I found out just before going that a cousin now works there and was able to get free passes. Go early to avoid school groups. The complex includes a Ft. Sumter museum and an IMAX theater.