South Carolina Aquarium
South Carolina Aquarium © Harry Alverson
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston's most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in over 60 exhibits, which represent the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. The aquarium also affords visitors fabulous views of Charleston harbour. Daily interactive exhibits and programs are offered for visitors of all ages. Every visit to the aquarium reveals something new - glimpses of new animals in exhibits, budding plants, baby animals and more. Not only that, the institution provides a variety of opportunities to learn about conservation, animal life, endangered species and environmental issues.
The aquarium houses animals from further afield as well, with an exhibition called the Madagascar Journey, featuring examples of the island's widely varied habitats, as well as some ring-tailed lemurs to look at and interact with. This exhibition has been put on in conjunction with the Lemur Circle, an organization intent on preserving both lemurs and their habitats in Madagascar.
Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf