Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach

1110 Celebrity Cir
Myrtle Beach
South Carolina, 29577
Located in Broadway at the Beach

1-(843)-916-0888

Open 9AM- 9PM everyday.

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Website: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/myrtlebeach/

Experience Ocean Life
Ripley’s Aquarium is far more than your average walking tour. They offer an immersive and educational experience that is perfect for nearly any group. Kid’s can enjoy areas such as the touch tank and stingray cove, where they can experience encounters up close with real marine life! Parents are able to better understand and learn about marine life themselves with their children as well! Educational instructors offer a variety of daily shows and scheduled events at the aquarium. Ripley’s also offers a variety of educational experiences and camps on-site to all kinds of students who study both in home and at schools. On their website you can find a regularly updated calendar which details these events further.

Ripley’s Aquarium also hosts a rotating exhibition which often features unique and amazing creatures, artifacts, and other pieces. Some past exhibitions have included special segments on pearl harbor, jellyfish, sharks, endangers marine species, and more! Ripley’s takes a classic experience and makes it a truly unique one for the entire family

Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is a Carolina Bulletin media partner!

Anessah Barker, 5/5

The glass boat tour was phenomenal. The young woman Alix offered us an engaging an educational presentation about the various sea creatures in the tank. The museum also seems to be offering more opportunities for people to interact with various animals. Although at times, it seems a bit overpriced, there are priceless moments to be had at the aquarium. I recommend everyone see the live mermaid show. I have three boys (7,5,2) and, although it isn’t typically the demographic being targeted, they LOVED it! I was very impressed too! Downright magical!

David Moran, 5/5

What an awesome place to see aquarium life! It was neat to feed the stingrays in the stingray tank. In The touch tank there were also “cleaner shrimp” that would crawl on you and clean your hands! What a neat place!

Rich Grogan, 5/5

Wonderful place to visit. Expect to spend at least 2 to 3 hours here. The exhibits are done well and the interactive touch tanks have improved since we were there a couple years ago. The facility is clean and well maintained. All the staff are friendly and helpful. We used our visit as a home school trip as well and there is great detail posted to help us learn more about the various exhibits. Definitely worth doing.

Reviews are sourced from actual Google Reviews, on which Ripley’s has nearly 10,000 reviews!


Five Things to do in Myrtle Beach during the Christmas Season

Visiting Myrtle Beach for the Holidays or living local looking for some holiday fun?

Carolina Bulletin is here to help you find the perfect holiday fun for your family, by sharing a few of our favorite Grand Strand holiday activities!

Myrtle Beach has tons of Holiday events during the month of December – fun for all ages! From Christmas at Broadway, Christmas at Pirates, Night of Thousand Candles, holiday musicals, and much more, there is surely something for everyone to enjoy.

Brookgreen Gardens Nights of Thousand Candles

Address: 1931 BROOKGREEN DRIVE, MURRELLS INLET, SC 29576

Times: Thursday-Sunday 3 p.m. – 10 p.m. until December 21st

Cost: Members – Adult $20 / Child $12

Non-Members – Adult $25 / Child $15

Every year, around the beginning of December, Brookgreen Gardens transforms into a magical light garden and presents the Brookgreen Gardens Nights of Thousand Candles. Complete with more than 2,500 hand-lit candles and hung string lights, the gardens create a whimsical experience, sure to awe everyone. 

Perfect for all ages, you will not want to miss this festival of lights! 

 

Theatre of the Republic  – Christmas Musical

Address: 335 Main Street Conway South Carolina 29526

Dates & Times:  Click here

Cost: $28

Nestled in the heart of Downtown Conway, the Local Theatre of the Republic offers a one of a kind Christmas Musical. This show brings “Buddy the Elf” and The Grinch together in a journey to save each other and Christmas.

A good twist on two-holiday classics, sure to get a laugh out of everyone. Even your stubborn uncle!

 

 

 

 

The Market Common Christmas

Address: 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Date and Times: All December long!

Cost: Varies

The Market Common transforms into a tiny little Christmas town every year during the month of December. Complete with carriage rides, Santa photo-ops, and a Christmas tree lighting – market commons has something to offer for everyone. Below are a few events taking place throughout The Market Common:

 

December 13, 2-6 pm – Professional photos with Santa @ Hannah Ruth Photography

December 14, 9-11 am, Breakfast with Santa @ Tupelo Honey

12-4 pm, Holiday Bazaar at The Market Common

12-2 pm, Taco with Santa @ Nacho Hippo

December 15, 3-6 pm, Free Holiday Carriage Rides

December 17, 6-8, Free Photo-Op with Santa for Kids and Pets

North Myrtle Beach Light Show

Address: 150 Citizens Circle Little River, South Carolina 29566

Date and Times: Light Show – open nightly starting on Nov. 25 – Dec. 30 

(Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)

Santa’s Village – Open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only from November 29 – December 15.

Opens Nightly December 19-30 (closed Christmas Day)

Always open 5:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. 

Cost: 1-15 guests / $15 per vehicle 

16-30 guests / $30 per vehicle 

31+ guests / $60 vehicle

The Great Christmas Light Show in North Myrtle Beach is the perfect activity for cool holiday nights. Pile everyone in the car and head over to the North Myrtle Beach Sports Complex and drive along  a 1.5-mile-long holiday light show.

Starting on Sunday, Nov. 29, Santa’s village will open at the Light show. Santa’s Village offers a petting zoo, Santa Express Train, hot cocoa, a holiday maze, and more! Santa’s village is not open every night until Dec. 19, 2019, below are the times for Santa’s Village.

 

Santa Crawl on Marsh Walk

Address: 4017 Deville St, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577

Date: Dec. 21, 2019

Time: 5 p.m.

Cost: Varies

Looking for a more adult event, the Marsh Walk Santa Crawl might be for you. Dress up as Santa and go to the Marsh Walk for an evening of bar hopping. This year, each restaurant on the boardwalk will be featuring a special Tito’s holiday drink.

Don’t want to dress up as Santa? That’s okay too! Dress up as anything that puts you in the holiday mood – an Elf, a reindeer, the Grinch, a snowman, you could even be a tree. For those who choose to dress up, you can enter into the, “most spirited outfits” contest.