South Carolina Aquarium

​Projecting boldly into the Cooper River, this 90,000 square foot Marine Science Museum showcases the regional diversity of South Carolina’s aquatic life. Moving through the museum, the visitor enters a lobby which weaves thematic artwork and exhibits into a dynamic two-story, 300-foot long Great Hall. Next come a series of habitats that follow the route of water from mountain streams in the Southern Appalachians to the Atlantic Ocean. Beginning in outdoor aviaries depicting mountain and saltmarsh environments, the journey culminates with the Great Ocean Tank, at 37-feet high one of the tallest aquarium tanks in the world. Opened in May 2000, the Aquarium aims to stimulate in its visitor a new sense of caring and stewardship for marine habitats through a better appreciation of these environments.  

Location: Charleston, South Carolina Map This Location
Size: 94,000 square feet
Year of Completion: 2000
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