Things to do in the Myrtle Beach area on April 2

04/01/2014 5:00 PM

03/27/2014 3:09 PM

Reptiles in shows

See more than 800 alligators and other animals in one place. Special shows daily on lemurs at 9:30 a.m.; alligator handling at 11 a.m. and 1, 3 and 5 p.m.; and reptiles at 10 a.m., noon and 2 and 4 p.m. Details at 361-0789 or

Details | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily at Alligator Adventure, in Barefoot Landing, on U.S. 17 in North Myrtle Beach; $19.99 ages 13 and older, $17.99 seniors, $14.99 ages 4-12, free ages 3 and younger, and second-day-free pass available for return within seven days.

‘Illusions’ at Palace

“Illusions of Magic” continues through Sept. 27, at these times through May: 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, 10 a.m. Wednesdays, and through April, 2 p.m. Thursdays. Details at 448-0588, 888-841-2787 or

Details | at Palace Theatre, at U.S. 17 Bypass and 21st Avenue North at Broadway at the Beach in Myrtle Beach, for $34.95, $39.95 or $44.95 ages 13 and older, matinees $29.95; and $9.95 ages 12 or younger for all shows.

Watch toy trains roll

The Grand Strand Model Railroaders’ club site contains several working model trains the public is welcome to enjoy. Details at 297-7162, 293-4386 or

Details | noon-4 p.m. Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturdays, and 4-7 p.m. Mondays, at the club site, in Myrtle Beach mall, three doors from Bass Pro Shops, at U.S. 17 and S.C. 22, near Briarcliffe Acres, for free.

Go atop fish tank

Take an “Extended Behind the Scenes” tour atop a 235,000-gallon fish tank, which includes staff feeding some inhabitants such as sharks, stingrays and moray eels. Wear closed-toe shoes. Pre-registration required at 910-458-7468. Other tours available at 2 p.m. April 11, 25 and 30. More details at

Details | 2 p.m. at N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher, N.C. (open 9 a.m.-5 p.m.), on U.S. 421, just south of Kure Beach, for $23 ages 13 and older, $21 ages 8-12, which includes admission (regularly $10.95 ages 13-61, $9.95 seniors and military, and $8.95 ages 3-12).

‘Opry,’ ‘Vibrations’ discount

Local discounts, covering residents of 12 proximate counties, including Horry, Georgetown and Brunswick, continue through Friday for “The Carolina Opry” and “The Good Vibrations Show” respectively. Details at 913-8888, 913-4000, 800-843-6779 or

Details | Each 7 p.m. – “Opry” on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, “Good Vibrations” Tuesdays and Fridays – at Calvin Gilmore Theatre, on U.S. 17 Business at U.S. 17 Bypass on north tip of Myrtle Beach, for, plus tax: $20 adults, $10 children, with six-person limit.

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