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Discover Aquarium wheelchair accessible attractions, things to do, tours and activities for disabled travelers. Read our informative review to learn if the South Carolina Aquarium is wheelchair accessible and wheelchair friendly or if Wheelchair Jimmy recommends this attraction be avoided by travelers in wheelchairs.

The South Carolina Aquarium, located in Charleston, South Carolina, opened on May 19, 2000, on the historic Charleston Harbor. It is home to more than ten thousand plants and animals including North American river otters, loggerhead sea turtles, alligators, great blue herons, hawks, owls, lined seahorses, jellyfish, pufferfish, green moray eels, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, pythons, and sharks. The largest exhibit in the Aquarium is the Great Ocean Tank, which extends from the first to the third floor of the Aquarium; it holds more than 385,000 US gallons of water and contains more than seven hundred animals. The Aquarium also features a Touch Tank, where patrons may touch horseshoe crabs, Atlantic stingrays, and other marine animals.

  1. City Attraction Wheelchair Accessible:   Yes
  2. Fully Accessible Entry:                               Yes
  3. Accessible Restrooms Onsite:                   Yes
  4. Restrictive Steps:                                         No Restrictive Steps

Jim’s Accessibility Comments:

The Aquarium is fully wheelchair accessible. There are no steps at the entrance. There are ramps and elevators to all exhibits and a wheelchair accessible restroom. Plenty of accessible parking. When planning your visit, note that the aquarium in Liberty Square is next to the dock offering harbor tours and tours to Fort Sumter.