Myrtle Beach, S.C.

About Ripley’s Aquarium

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach invites visitors on a journey of discovery through a world of aquatic enchantment. Located in the Broadway at the Beach entertainment complex, the aquarium promises year-round fun for the whole family.

Guests can embark on a voyage filled with new experiences. The captivating Sloth Valley allows visitors to meet Cleo and Rico, the adorable two-toed sloths, and the lively Penguin Playhouse offers a chance to witness a charming community of South African penguins in action.

At the heart of the aquarium, the discovery center features new touch tanks where visitors can get up close to jellyfish and other fascinating sea creatures. Norman’s Water Lab transforms science into an interactive playground.

Glide through the 330-foot Dangerous Reef shark exhibit, a tunnel for face-to-face encounters with majestic sharks, giant sawfish, Gabby the green sea turtle, and a dazzling array of over 14,000 fish swimming in a colossal 750,000-gallon exhibit.

Diverse exhibits representing various oceans and seas offer a chance to lose oneself in the underwater world.
During the winter season, the aquarium transforms with the enchanting Festival of Trees. Visitors can experience the magic of the holidays with South Carolina’s largest collection of Christmas trees.

Over 50 beautifully adorned trees throughout the aquarium create a festive ambiance, making it the perfect place to create lasting holiday memories.

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach beckons visitors to swim into adventure and make a splash.

User Reviews
Ripley’s Aquarium Reviews

See what 121 users said about Ripley’s Aquarium:


Avg. rating based on 121 reviews

  • List of things to do.

    My kids always enjoy the aquarium. The touch take is a big hit with them especially when the little sharks come in and they can touch them. Always on the list when we visit.

    Joanna Ruiz user

  • Feeding the sting rays.

    We really enjoyed feeding the sting rays. I will be back next year.

    Tammy Elrod user

  • Help when needed

    My aunt has diabetes and her sugar dropped. An employee who is also diabetic had a test kit, she used her own kit and helped us get my aunt’s sugar back up to normal levels. We need candy and soda and they have these items to us. They also called the paramedics to help also. I wish I would her gotten the employee’s name. I did hug her and told her “thank you for what you have done”. I can’t not express how grateful I am for their help.

    Pam Humphries user

  • here fishy fishy

    always love the aquarium and we have been a few times User
    robin s user

  • The fish are great!

    Louise Keller user

What to Know

Here's the info you need to know before you go:


  • Sundays-Thursdays: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
  • Fridays-Saturdays: 9:00 am to 10:00 pm
  • Last ticket sold one hour prior to closing.

*All hours are subject to seasonality and changes. Please click here to visit this business' website for complete details on hours of operation.



Call the number above or visit the website for more details.

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