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A Visit to the South Carolina Aquarium

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Charleston, SC – When I last vacationed in Charleston two years ago, I saw the South Carolina Aquarium while I was visiting the Fort Sumter Visitors Center; I didn’t have the chance to visit it then, but I put it on the list for this vacation in Charleston. It was well worth the visit; I thoroughly enjoyed their displays and the museum staff was friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable.  By the way, if you have kids this is an excellent place to visit if you’re vacationing in the Charleston area. The Aquarium features sections on the various habitats found in South Carolina: Mountain Forest, Piedmont, Coastal Plain, Saltmarsh, Coast, and Ocean as well as an exhibit on Madagascar and a Shark Shallows touch tank. Photography is never easy in a place like the aquarium, but I took some photos of some of the displays with my phone and of some of the birds with my DSLR.

Liberty, the South Carolina Aquarium's Bald Eagle

Liberty, the South Carolina Aquarium’s Bald Eagle

Fish in the Mountain Forest exhibit

Fish in the Mountain Forest exhibit

River Otters in the Mountain Forest Exhibit

River Otters in the Mountain Forest Exhibit

Phoenix, the South Carolina Aquarium's American Kestrel

Phoenix, the South Carolina Aquarium’s American Kestrel

Turtle in the Piedmont exhibit

Turtle in the Piedmont exhibit

Cottonmouth in the Coastal Plain exhibit

Cottonmouth in the Coastal Plain exhibit

Canebrake Rattlesnake in the Coastal Plain exhibit

Canebrake Rattlesnake in the Coastal Plain exhibit

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake in the Coastal Plain exhibit

Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake in the Coastal Plain exhibit

Caribbean Lobster in the Coast exhibit

Caribbean Lobster in the Coast exhibit

Tank in the Coast exhibit

Tank in the Coast exhibit

Lionfish, an invasive species, in the Coast exhibit

Lionfish, an invasive species, in the Coast exhibit

Horshoe Crab in the 2nd Floor touch tank

Horshoe Crab in the 2nd Floor touch tank

Rays in the second floor touch tank

Rays in the second floor touch tank

Red Muffled Lemurs in the Madagascar Exhibit

Red Muffled Lemurs in the Madagascar Exhibit

Nile Crocodile in the Madagascar exhibit

Nile Crocodile in the Madagascar exhibit

Rays in the Shark Shallows touch tank

Rays in the Shark Shallows touch tank

Shark in the Shark Shallows touch tank

Shark in the Shark Shallows touch tank

White Ibis in the Saltmarsh Aviary

White Ibis in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Little Blue Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Little Blue Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Pintail Duck in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Pintail Duck in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Great Blue Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Great Blue Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Yellow Crowned Night Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Yellow Crowned Night Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican and Black Bellied Whistling Duck in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican and Black Bellied Whistling Duck in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Brown Pelican in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Yellow Crowned Night Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary

Yellow Crowned Night Heron in the Saltmarsh Aviary


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  1. […] disappointed – I had a wonderful pulled pork sandwich. After lunch, I made my way to the Aquarium; after a tour there I played radio for a bit with the mobile station from the top of the parking […]

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