About Ripley’s Aquarium
Guests at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach are invited to “sea” things differently! Located in the massive shopping and dining complex Broadway at the Beach, Ripley’s Aquarium delivers hours of family fun 365 days a year!
Ripley’s recently welcomed two all-new exhibits: Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse, featuring an adorable colony of South African penguins, and the Ocean Wonders gallery, which contains amazing new species of fish from around the world! The 5,500-square-foot addition is the largest in the 20-year history of Ripley’s at the beach. It includes eight new tanks, floor-to-ceiling viewing glass, and a 360-degree tunnels for guests to crawl through.
The traveling gallery Savage Seas! is open for a limited time only. Guests can sail the high seas of adventure through sea monsters, shipwrecks, pirates, and more in this interactive exhibit. Visit before it’s gone!
Permanent fan favorite attractions, including the Dangerous Reef shark tank, are also always available for your enjoyment. The Dangerous Reef shark tank contains more than 750,000 gallons of water and 14,000 fish! A winding glidepath takes visitors through the tunnel and face-to-face with massive sharks, graceful stingrays, Gabby the green sea turtle, and more!
In the wintertime, celebrate the holidays with the magical sights and sounds at the Aquarium’s famous Festival of Trees. South Carolina’s largest collection of Christmas trees is now bigger and brighter than ever with more than 50 decorated trees! Children are invited to bring their letters to Santa to drop in the Christmas mailbox at the Aquarium entrance.
Ripley’s Aquarium Reviews
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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 RuizMyrtleBeach.com user
Feeding the sting rays.
We really enjoyed feeding the sting rays. I will be back next year.Tammy ElrodMyrtleBeach.com 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 HumphriesMyrtleBeach.com user
here fishy fishy
always love the aquarium and we have been a few timesrobin sMyrtleBeach.com user
The fish are great!
IT WAS REALLY AWESOME AND THE KIDS LOVE THEM.Louise KellerMyrtleBeach.com user
What to Know
Here's the info you need to know before you go:
- Daily: 9:00 am to 9:00 pm
Call the number above or visit the website for more details.