A Visit to the South Carolina Aquarium

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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