From March 28 to April 3, the South Carolina Aquarium will host the world famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids from Weeki Wachee Springs, Florida. This group of three underwater entertainers will perform a choreographed musical routine for guests watching the Great Ocean Tank. Three shows are scheduled daily during these dates with additional performances at member events.
The Great Ocean Tank is perhaps the most impressive feature at the aquarium – even without live mermaids swimming in it! With 385,000 gallons of water, it is the deepest aquarium tank on our North American continent. It provides an incredible viewing from its two story setup with a large variety of animals including sharks, eels, and the 220 pound loggerhead sea turtle named Caretta. Visitors at the South Carolina Aquarium can also touch sharks and rays at the Shark Shallows exhibit, watch river otters play in the Mountain Forest exhibit, feed shrimp to the rays at the Saltmarsh Aviary, experience the 4-D theater, and tour the Sea Turtle Hospital. If you’ve never visited the aquarium before, we highly recommend it for adults and kids of all ages. Plus, its location on the Charleston Harbor makes for impressive views.
The SC Aquarium is located in Downtown Charleston. For more information or to schedule your visit, see the South Carolina Aquarium website.