Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach, SC

Did you see my posts on our trip to Myrtle Beach, SC? If not, you can read about the amazing Coral Beach Resort and the room. While we were there, we had the opportunity to go to the The Ripley Aquarium in Myrtle Beach.

I didn't want to leave. There was so much to see and do. All of us were in awe of the aquarium. We were sent two adult tickets, but paid for my son and sister to go with us. The adult tickets are $18.99 which I honestly think is a little expensive, but there is so much to see and do at this aquarium. Here are a bunch of pictures from the hours we spent there. I'm going to start off small. See this HUGE aquarium? It is small compared to what you're about to see.

Check this out. It had a revolving belt that you can stand on and you get to "ride" through this long aquarium tunnel. I felt like I was in the ocean as all of these amazing creatures were swimming around me.

Evan was so in awe that he wouldn't even look at me so I could take a picture.

There were just so many things that kept the kids interested. Evan was wanting to jump from one thing to another.

Isabella was completely intrigued as well.

I wish I had a better picture, but this was HUGE. It had a bunch of stingrays and you could lay down all around it to "pet" them. The end was deep enough where people could get in the water and snorkel.

They even had this really neat aquarium where you could crawl in the middle and get your picture taken. I wish my husband wouldn't have zoomed up so close-it was really neat. Evan refused to get in it. This is me and my baby sister.

This was on the floor. To the side you see where you can pick up horseshoe crabs and then there is that huge fish slide.

I'm not gonna lie, I was a little freaked by picking up the horseshoe crab.

This was the Lethal Weapon exhibit with all of the deadliest fish.

The wealth of knowledge was amazing. They had these colorful signs above each creature telling what it was and what it did.

They also had these "secret boxes" where you put your hand on it and the cover flies up to reveal what information was inside. Evan thought this was the coolest thing ever.

Please tell me that I'm not the only one with problems trying to get our WHOLE family in the same picture? This was at the very front of the aquarium and all I wanted was a picture of all of us in front of it.
"Come on Evan, stand by me."

My husband finally came over, but Isabella was looking around and Evan kept drifting. Not to mention, I kept coming up with these weird looks and my sunglasses made my hair poof on the top. Why didn't someone tell me?!?! Needless to say, it never worked-but it would have made for a cute family shot!

We had an absolute blast at the aquarium and our only regret is that we couldn't spend more time there. We were meeting some people for dinner and even though we were in there for a couple hours, it seemed like time flew by. If you are ever near Myrtle Beach, SC, I highly recommend Ripley's Aquarium. If you like what you see, visit them on facebook.

This was not a paid post and honest opinions were used. The opinions are solely my own and may very from others. We were given two adult tickets to write this post. I paid for my sister and we also had to pay for Evan.

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Jenna said...

We went to Myrtle Beach for our honeymoon five years ago, and took another trip there a couple of years later. We visited Ripley's Aquarium both times and loved it! Seeing all your pictures makes me want to go back.

The Shopping Mama said...

That looks like so much fun. My son is just getting old enough to really enjoy that. I wish we had an aquarium like that near us, but I will keep this in mind if we ever go to Myrtle Beach.

Thanks for sharing all your awesome pictures!

Oka said...

My mom just moved to SC, and you just gave us a place to go while visiting. Thanks.

I have four kids and I am lucky if I can get one to look at the camera. UGH How did our parents do it...maybe because some of our vacations weren't as exciting???

Jennifer Leigh said...

As you know we LOVE the aquarium! This definitely looks like an amazing one. I want to go in that tunnel!

Mighty M said...

Pretty brave of you to pick up that crab - I would have NEVER done it! :)

Mami2jcn said...

We love that aquarium...just wish it wasn't so expensive!

alissa4illustration said...

That looks like a fun packed day!

candace said...

OMG how fun! The tunnels are So fun..I hope we can visit one day!

Tracy @ Hall of Fame Moms said...

We live in Ohio and visited Myrtle Beach ( The Sea Mist Resort ) 2 yrs ago and Ripley's too. We also have a pic of me holding the horseshoe crab- lol!

nicóle said...

I love aquariums. They are my absolute favorite place to visit. I'm so glad you had a nice time there. If I'm ever in the area I will definitely check them out thanks to you!

I loved your photographs. They made me feel like I was right there.


Cat @ Oh My! Sugar High said...

Wow! Don't you just love aquariums? The only one I've ever been to is Shed in Chicago and just from the pictures (and that awesome tunnel) this one looks so much more amazing.

Anonymous said...

We went to the Ripleys in Gatlinburg and I wasn't not that impressed. This one looks like it had more hands on things. I like that.

Not So Average Mama said...

I used to live in Myrtle Beach. Did you also go to Ripley's Believe It or Not? I love going in that place. When I lived there they did not have the Aquarium yet. But, I lived in Gatlinburg and we would go tot he Aquarium there all the time. I have to disagree with Shannon, unless it has totally changed. It was awesome and they had a very cool shark tunnel and documented cracks on the inside from a shark attacking the tunnel...very cool!

Russ said...

Wow! Those are great pictures. It looks like the kids had a wonderful time. Mommy and Daddy too.

Bobbie (One Scrappy Mom) said...

This looks incredible! I love aquatic creatures!!

Lady V dZine said...

That looks like SO MUCH FUN! And whatever camera you used for the pictures is GREAT!

Shasta said...

Oh, we LOVE this aquarium and love Broadway @ the Beach too! So much fun to be had!

Mel G said...

Adorable pictures Momma!

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