Our family went to the Charleston Aquarium one afternoon while we were in town. It was okay. I have a hard time giving it higher or lower praise. It's certainly not up to the caliber of Boston or Baltimore or many other aquariums I have been to. There was a really gross room with a bird-eating spider, so that didn't do it for me! The fist were nice and it's a good thing to do on a rainy day. Overall I would say it's good for kids and it is fine if you are in the area and looking for something to do, but not something to plan your trip around.