Open October 1 – 31

Free with admission or membership

Get your fill of gills, chills and thrills when you visit the Aquarium! New for 2020, the Haunted Trail is an experience unlike any other, and it is sure to make your next Aquarium visit your most thrilling one yet!

The Haunted Trail is made possible through generous donations from Lowe’s and Buck Lumber & Building Supply, Inc.

Haunted Trail Scare

The Haunted Trail

Enter the Haunted Trail to traverse through eight spooky-themed rooms for an eerie adventure you’ll never forget. Creepy crawlers, ghostly ghouls and many more scary surprises await you. Let the journey begin…

Scare Control

Scare Control

As you explore the Haunted Trail, you’ll notice special Scare Control sensors marked by LED lights. Want to take your experience to the next level? Simply wave your hand in front of the sensor and see what frights await you!



This attraction is designed to give you chills and thrills! Please read the following carefully before entering.

The recommended minimum age for the Haunted Trail is eight years old. Guests under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. This attraction is wheelchair accessible; wheelchair users should have another member of their party guide them through the Trail. No strollers allowed.

This attraction utilizes:

  • Strobe effects and flashing lights
  • Near or complete darkness
  • Tight spaces
  • Loud and sudden noises
  • Uneven/moving floors

Do not enter the Haunted Trail if you have heart or respiratory conditions, suffer from seizures or are pregnant. Please use caution when deciding to enter if you, your child or a member of your party are sensory-sensitive.

In accordance with our rules and procedures surrounding COVID-19, all guests over the age of three must wear a face mask at all times. Please respect a six-foot social distancing rule between parties.

No flash photography allowed. Do not touch any props, actors, staff or other guests. Video cameras may be recording to monitor the attraction. South Carolina Aquarium reserves the right to refuse admission.

*Please note the exit of this attraction is in a different location than the entrance. The exit is located in the lower Great Ocean Tank gallery. Children may not be left unaccompanied in the Aquarium at any time. Please have an adult member of your party stay with a child who does not wish to enter the attraction.

Adopt a Kraken

Adopt a Monster!

Make your Halloween even more meaningful by symbolically adopting a Kraken! This exclusive limited-edition adoption is only here through October 31, and your adoption helps support our animal care and conservation efforts. Adopt today to receive a personalized adoption certificate, animal fun fact sheet and a Kraken plush!

Ready for chills and thrills? Book your tickets now!
Keep the heart and soul of the Aquarium alive.