Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Ripley’s Aquarium

 4.5 Avg. rating based on 121 reviews

1110 Celebrity Circle, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577   

About Ripley’s Aquarium

Experience a unique perspective at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, where guests are encouraged to view the aquatic wonders in a whole new light. Situated within the expansive Broadway at the Beach shopping and dining complex, Ripley’s Aquarium offers year-round family entertainment, ensuring 365 days of enjoyment.

Discover the latest additions that Ripley’s has to offer, including the captivating Sloth Valley, home to Cleo and Rico, the two toed sloths, as well as, Ripley’s Penguin Playhouse, a haven for a charming community of South African penguins. Boasting 9 new exhibits, immersive floor-to-ceiling viewing panels, and 360 degree tunnels for adventurous guests to traverse, these additions promise and unparalleled experience.

Indulge in the staple beloved attractions, such as the awe-inspiring Dangerous Reef shark tank. Housing a staggering 750,000 gallons of water and over 14,000 fish, this exhibit offers a winding glide path that carries visitors through a tunnel, offering face-to-face encounters with majestic sharks, graceful stingrays, Gabby the green sea turtle, and more.

During the winter months, immerse yourself in the enchanting ambience of the Aquarium’s renowned Festival of Trees, where the magic of the holidays comes to life. Witness South Carolina’s largest assembly of Christmas trees, now more abundant and radiant than ever with a collection exceeding 50 beautiful adorned trees. Children are warmly invited to bring their letters to Santa and drop them in the Christmas mailbox located at the entrance to the Aquarium.

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 8:00 pm
  • Fridays-Saturdays: 9:00 am to 9:00 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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