Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach

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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. For Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and beyond, use our Myrtle Beach vacation builder to get the most from your Myrtle Beach vacation.
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  • It was just ok. Seems like it could be more especially for the price. I wouldn't want to go back. If you seen one, you seen them all type of feel.  more »
  • The aquarium is nice and it really does have a lot of very interesting things to see but at $30 a person it's just too expensive for being as small as it was. Maybe if you plan to do some of the other...  more »
  • Ripley's Aquarium was very clean. The staff were very knowledgeable and allowing the visitors to touch the sting rays and sharks was a great experience for our grandson and daughters. The Childrens ar...  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.
  • 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!
  • My husband and I took our one year old here in a rainy day. It was much better than I thought. It is a smaller aquarium but it's still got a lot to do. There is a lot of hands in activities which was great and my son really loved the tunnel. They now have a glass bottom boat which looks like a lot of fun but wasn't something we were interested in doing this time. The gift shop takes up a lot of room but it's fun to look through and find something interesting. While the price is a little high at $25 a person I still think it's something fun to do on a rainy day or if your kids like fish.
  • The aquarium was nice. It felt a little small to me, didn't take us long to go through the exhibits at all. The tanks were beautiful and well designed. Felt like you were walking along the bottom of the ocean as the fish went swimming by you. My favorite part would definitely have to be the tunnel. I love having the sharks swim around you and glide over your head. No feeling can compare to it. Their selection of fish to look at and the information available for them is great. A fantastic place to take your kids on a fun but educational experience. They have a mermaid show as well. I didn't see but a quick moment of it. It looked like something little kids would certainly enjoy and keep entertained for a while. The touch tank was great. They rotate so the fish in the touch tank can take a break, which I'm sure is nice for the fish. They always have someone monitoring as well. The only reason they got 4 stars is because they are a little pricey for what you get.They do offer discounts such as military, but you can only get one ticket with the discount. Great place to take your kids for a fun, educational experience.
  • We bought annual passes we love the Aquarium so much! They always have fun interactive things to do, new attractions, fun areas for the kids, and so much to see and do. We love coming here at least once a week! ❤ For locals, they offer very good discounts! So always have your ID on you! And double check the shows times beforehand, that way you don't miss any of the excitement.