The South Carolina Aquarium, jutting out 200 feet into the Charleston Harbor, offers a state-of-the-art environmental learning center that encompasses the entire spectrum of the Southeast Appalachian Watershed as found in South Carolina: the Mountains, the Piedmont, the Coastal Plain, the Coast, and the Ocean. The Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education and research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization relying on the support of paying guests, members, foundations and the generosity of donors. The Aquarium’s 93,000-square-foot building includes nine galleries featuring more than 5,000 amazing aquatic animals, from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles and American alligators, within approximately 50 exhibits. Visit South Carolina Aquariumoffsite link

Exterior view of South Carolina Aquarium
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