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 Aquarium is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium; it holds more than 385,000 US gallons (1,460,000 l) of water and contains more than seven hundred animals. The Aquarium also features a Touch Tank, where patrons may touch horseshoe crabs, Atlantic stingrays, and other marine animals.

100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC

Distance from Attraction: 1.1 miles

Activities

Explorers Club

Aquarium Rovers

Sea Turtle Care Center™

Weddings & Private Events

Exhibits

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The Rooftop

Recognized by the New York Times, Charleston’s most iconic rooftop restaurant and bar offers panoramic views of the Holy City skyline and legendary harbor.

Current Art Exhibit

The Vendue’s newest art exhibit, Fortunate, features thirty works of art, each accompanied by the fortunes used to inspire them. This exhibit will help raise funds for local non-profit, I Heart Hungry Kids, and their mission of kids helping kids fight hunger.

Amenities

There’s no shortage of complimentary amenities at The Vendue from our artisanal continental breakfast to bicycles for exploring Charleston. You’re sure to find unexpected perks at every turn.

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The Vendue, Charleston’s Art Hotel

19 Vendue Range, Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: (843) 577-7970