Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, Myrtle Beach

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Aquarium · Zoo / Aquarium
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. Before you visit Myrtle Beach, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • We’ve been to a few Ripleys Aquariums and this was our least favorite. It is small and doesn’t offer much.  more »
  • It was good and had a lot of neat things but for the 2 of us, it was $70. Just wasn’t worth the expense.  more »
  • This place was very interesting as well as educational. It had lots of cool photo opportunities inside and of course a large array of neat sea creatures. The area is quite spacious inside, but I...  more »
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  • Great location to take kids and enjoy an aquarium. There are several themes and the shark tank is very interesting. There is a moving conveyor to move you through the tanks. The sharks are also visible overhead for s really unique experience. It also possible to view the shark tank from the glass bottomed boat for an additional charge. There are shows with mermaids on the stingrays tank. Great gift shop and a concession area. It's a little pricey but the kids will absolutely love it. The ticket is good for all day. There is usually a discount coupon available in one of the coupon books from the area that will save around $3. I would definitely recommend this place. There are other great attraction and shopping directly in the area.
  • Was very impressed with the level of professionalism this particular aquarium displayed!! Staff was very nice and knowledgeable about all the animals on sight. Price for 2 people to get in was around 60.00. Be aware of all the extras they try to get you to do for instance to go through shark tunnel was part of the admittance fee but if you want to view sharks from above they want to charge you a extra almost 30.00 I thought that was excessive!! Other then that was a great place to go.
  • It is a really fun aquarium. The line to buy tickets will get long early on so be mindful. Once you get inside it's a whole different world. My girlfriend and I had such a blast here. Between the shark tunnel, getting to pet stingrays and even jellyfish. It was a really great time and definitely one of the better aquariums I have been to
  • ITS OKAY. it's a tourist trap. Don't get me wrong I enjoyed it. They have jelly fish, horseshoe crab, shrimp, and stingray touching. How many times do you get to do that? It's so expensive though. Just go through the attractions and don't do the things on the side, it's not worth it. Very cool fish inside and staff is awesome. It was clean yet crowded. However, I went when it was half off the aquarium. So I expected it to be crowded. Lots of little kids that needed to be on a leash or left at home. I almost ran a group of toddlers over because they just walk all over the place. However, it was still an very enjoyable way to spend the day.
  • Your typical tourist attraction. A bit pricey for what you get but fun for the kids. We did the extra experience of the glass bottom boat- not sure the extra money for it was worth it. It was over the aquarium that you already walk through- so no new things to see. My kiddos loved the sting ray experience and there are a few other hands on encounters as well- such as jelly fish you could touch and horse shoe crabs.

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