Opened in 2000, the South Carolina Aquarium is one of the biggest attractions in the historic southern city of Charleston.
The exhibits include different themed areas, including those focusing on local habitats, such as the foothills, coastal plain and salt marshes. The aquarium boasts over 5,000 creatures, including 700 in its deepest tank, which reaches a depth of 42 feet and holds 385,000 gallons. There's a children's area and an exhibit in which touching the various creatures is encouraged.
The aquarium also focuses on educating visitors on loggerhead sea turtles, and operates a sea turtle hospital for sick or injured turtles.Places nearby:
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