A giant day gecko from the aquarium's "Madagascar Journey" exhibit (Courtesy South Carolina Aquarium)
Get up close to an albino alligator, several shark species, sea turtles and river otters at Charleston’s best family attraction. Enjoy interactive exhibits like the Touch Tank and the Saltmarsh Aviary, where you can feed the rays. Plus, there are plenty of daily shows and tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital. Tickets $22.95-29.95. Open daily 9 am-4 pm.