Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach

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#1 of 7 in Zoos & Aquariums in South Carolina
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Home to more than 10,000 creatures, Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach offers interactive activities designed to teach the public about 350 different marine species. You can observe the underwater kingdom of sharks, or touch cownose and spotted eagle rays. The aquarium houses a discovery center, providing hands-on multimedia marine education classes for visitors of all ages. Don't miss a stop at the "living gallery," a presentation of undersea life that includes sea anemones, corals, jellies, octopuses, and sea dragons. Plan my Myrtle Beach trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • We go here every year in December. They Sponsor a Christmas parade. Our 6 year old loves looking at all the sharks and fish. There is always something new to touch or interact with. The festival of tr...  more »
  • Interesting as aquariums go but way over priced. Very small and crowded the day we were there. I am sure you would be able to find something more interesting and fun if you have children with you.  more »
  • Love this place! Really enjoyed the glass bottom boat! This time of the year, glass bottom boat tours also got behind the scenes tour. It's a must!! Staff very knowledgeable in all aquatic life and ha...  more »
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  • The overall experience was pretty good. The prices are a bit outrageous but they usually have discount deals to take advantage of. It seems big but it's really not however the quality of the aquariums were very good and we enjoyed viewing all of the available exhibits. It was midday during the week so not too crowded but you could tell most people wanted to be inside due to the heat. The place was comfortable and they did have food options inside. The food is too pricey- $4 for a slice of pizza plus tax. Recommend eating pizza at Extreme Pizza or another cheaper option nearby before going inside this place so you get more for your money. Really enjoyed the jelly fish and sharks the most. A good family-oriented place to go and the staff all seemed pleasant.
  • Overall pretty fun experience. A little shorter than expected but still has a bunch of neat features like the typical pet the rays, sharks and horseshoe crabs. Walk through underwater dome and optional (read, extra cost) clear bottom boat ride. A little on the pricier side but got 25% off with a father's day promo code so it wasn't bad. Would go again with the kids but definitely a couple year wait between.
  • The price was a little steep for 8 people (we had another child under 2 so he was free). The problem was we spent around the same amount of money that we would have spent going to a water park, but we felt like we saw and did everything there was to do in just a couple of hours. The Slime exhibit was pretty interesting. The kids loved watching the Mermaid show and seeing all of the stingrays in Stingray Bay. They also enjoyed getting to meet the mermaids after the show and getting their pictures taken with them. We were able to get a snack from their cafĂ© and the staff was very friendly and accommodating. The Dangerous Reef tunnel had a wide variety of fish and sharks to see and was the best part of the aquarium in my opinion. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience. Just prepare yourself to spend a good bit of money and don't expect it to last very long.
  • My boyfriend and I had a nice time at the aquarium Saturday night. We were on vacation for my 40th birthday and a friend recommended we check out the aquarium. Even though we got there close to 10 pm, everyone kept telling us to take our time. We didn't leave until 11:15 pm. They were all very knowledgeable and one man turned on the tank lights again so we could see (the many tank lights are timed to go dark at a certain time). One guy even went and gave me two AA batteries when my camera died! We got to see the stingrays being fed. Very nice aquarium with great staff. Not the cheapest (although we had a coupon) but still highly recommend it!
  • A bit pricey so we used coupons! The kids were very entertained! Loved the mermaid show (wish it would have lasted a little longer considering how long the wait was). Also the Jelly fish tunnel was enjoyable! Very friendly for strollers and wheelchairs!! Make sure you pack snacks or eat before the cafe is a bit pricey if you have anymore than a couple people!

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