Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

The family had a great experience! Lots of interactive and hands on experiences even without paying for the extras. There is a play area for when everyone needs a break, a snack area and vending machines for a pick me up. So many cool animals to see close

- Hillary Attar

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Dive Into an Aquatic Adventure

Immerse yourself among thousands of awe-inspiring aquatic animals and get closer than ever before with interactive, hands-on experiences, unique animal encounters, and exciting events!

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What's Inside

Explore Beneath the Surface

Navigate the galleries of the aquarium below and learn more about each species.

Rio Amazon

Step into one of the oldest living ecosystems on the planet to discover arapaima, piranhas, caimans, and more!

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Check out nearby Ripley's attractions for more experiences you'll have to see to believe.

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Ripley's Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Believe It or Not! Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Mirror Maze Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Crazy Golf Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Illusion Lab Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Super Fun Zone Myrtle Beach

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Ripley's Haunted Adventure Myrtle Beach

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Wonders You Must Sea to Believe

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Conserve. Educate. Inspire.

Our mission is to provide a world-class experience that fosters the conservation and research of our natural world through environmental education and exceptional animal care, inspiring and providing fun for visitors of all ages through immersive learning and unforgettable experiences.

Ripley’s Aquariums are committed to providing the highest standard of welfare for our animals, from routine veterinary care to numerous research and conservation initiatives on both a local and global level. We aim to foster a culture of sustainability that helps build a legacy of ecological stewardship and inspires the next generation of conservationists.

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Three Unique Locations

One Common Goal

Our mission is to provide a world-class experience that fosters the conservation and research of our natural world through environmental education and exceptional animal care, inspiring and providing fun for visitors of all ages through immersive learning and unforgettable experiences.

Conserve and Protect

Ripley’s Aquariums are committed to providing the highest standard of welfare for our animals, from routine veterinary care to numerous research and conservation initiatives on both a local and global level. We aim to foster a culture of sustainability that helps build a legacy of ecological stewardship and inspires the next generation of conservationists.

Marine Science Research Center

Connecting all three Ripley’s Aquariums is Ripley’s Marine Science Research Center, a state-of-the-art quarantine, rescue, and research facility that supports Ripley’s conservation efforts and advancements in the sustainability of species.

How Can You Help?

Our actions impact the world around us. Together, we can help preserve our planet for future generations.

Conserve Energy

Small changes can make a big impact on our environment. Share a ride. Turn off the lights. Bike to work. Plant a garden. Think about how everyday actions can save energy now. 

Limit Plastics

Cutting down on sing-use plastics protects our natural world. Grab a cloth shopping bag. Pick up some paper straws. Opt for glass or steel containers. Refill soap dispensers from a bulk-sized jug. Try something new to help the planet. 

Eat Smart

Making sustainable seafood choices protects our oceans and helps make sure we have a healthy food supply into the future. Read the labels. Ask great questions. Shop around. Join our conservation journey. We are a proud supporter and advocate of the Ocean Wise Seafood program. Ocean Wise Seafood is a nonprofit conservation program created to empower consumers and businesses to make informed decisions about sustainable seafood and educate them on responsible aquaculture practices and issues facing the world’s fisheries. Ocean Wise works directly with partners to ensure they have the latest scientific information available regarding their seafood so they can make ocean-friendly buying decisions. The Ocean Wise symbol on menus and packaging enables customers to easily choose products that ensure the health of our oceans for generations to come.

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Woah! The aquarium sounds like alotl fun! But what are you doing all the way down here with the axolotls – some of the most secretive salamanders in the world?!

Did you know the spotted salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina? It earned the title in 1999 thanks to a campaign led by a class of Spartanburg third graders.