Ripley’s® Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina is located in Broadway-at-the-Beach, an entertainment and dining complex that features restaurants, rides, shops and the 85,000 square foot Ripley’s Aquarium.
Ripley's Aquarium Myrtle Beach is literally teeming with life - our 10,000 exotic sea creatures comprise more than 350 individual species.
Exhibits at Ripley's Aquarium Include:
Ripley’s Aquarium has recently opened “SWARM™,” a brand-new, hands-on, highly interactive exhibit. Featured displays include a schooling fish exhibit where you can crawl underneath and pop up in the middle and an interactive “doctor fish” exhibit where you can immerse your hands only to be swarmed by hundreds of fish that cling and feed on your loose skin. You will also see Halloween crabs, American eels, Blubber jellyfish and much more!
In the SWARM™ exhibit, you can discover and unlock the mysteries of how and why thousands of animals dynamically coordinate their actions into a single, overwhelming force to create “super-organisms.” Many swarms may appear to be remarkably similar, but a closer look will reveal that they are governed by drastically different motives and mechanisms.
For a limited time only, Ripley's Aquarium showcases the exciting world of swarms, and as Aquarium visitors will learn, humans are not the only creatures that swarm together!
Ripley’s Aquarium Myrtle Beach, located at the Broadway at the Beach Entertainment Complex, is an interesting and engaging attraction dedicated to “life under the sea.” The aquarium boasts more than 10,000 exotic sea creatures, comprised of over 350 species, creating an environment those of all ages find entertaining. There are eight main sections of the aquarium, plus an all-new Sharks – Perfect Predators exhibit.
During my visit to the Ripley’s Aquarium, I made a beeline to see the new Sharks exhibit, as it featured over a dozen species of sharks along with over 30 hands-on interactive displays. One of my favorite elements of this exhibit was getting to experience “shark vision,” as well as see shark skin up close. On display through 2011, this is very popular with Ripley’s guests. The Rainbow Rock exhibit was a favorite of mine as well, as it was home to brightly colored fish from the tropical islands of the Pacific Ocean such as raccoon butterflyfish and clown triggerfish. The Live Gallery highlighted sea creatures like the West Coast Sea Nettle, Giant Pacific Octopus and Regal Blue Fish, which were beautiful to see. The most popular exhibit at the aquarium is the Dangerous Reef as is includes a 340-foot long glidepath that takes you through an acrylic tunnel and treats you to face to face encounters with snappers, tarpons, grunts, squirrelfish, a green sea turtle, giant stingrays, sawfish , sharks and more.
Family-favorites like Touch-a-Ray Bay lets guests touch sting rays as they swim through shallow waters, while the Discovery Center, an interactive multimedia playground and educational resource center, allows aquarium goers to experience touching a horseshoe crab, learning about marine animals, solve puzzles all in a kid-friendly “sea for yourself” atmosphere.
U-Picks give you the flexibility that you seek in a vacation while saving you money compared to buying all attractions separately. The U-PICK combo includes a one day admission to Ripley's Aquarium PLUS your choice of 1 other Ripley's attraction, including Ripley's Believe It or Not Museum, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, Ripley's Mirror Maze, and Ripley's Moving Theater.
Operation times vary per attraction. The Haunted Adventure and Moving Theater are subject to height and/or age restrictions. Children must be 43 inches to sit in the moving seat in the Moving Theater, however we have non-moving seats for them. No one under 6 allowed in the Haunted Adventure.
Your two hour adventure includes admission to the Ripley’s Aquarium, a behind the scenes tour, a hands on learning session, a backpack, logo t-shirt, a photo cd and unlimited fun!
Swim with the Stingrays (minimum age of 6 to participate) Join us in "Friendship Flats" and make new friends with all our rays. In this experience you will not only be able to meet the ray in “Friendship Flats” but you will also be able to put on a mask and snorkel to get an even closer look. You and a Ripley’s Diver will venture out of the shallow pool of “Friendship Flats” and swim over the shelf into the deep waters of “Ray Bay.” You may even get a kiss from a southern stingray!
These experiences are offered every Saturday and Sunday at 12PM, 2PM and 4PM. Must call the number on E-ticket voucher upon booking to schedule swim time with the stingray's.
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