Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Middleton Place Restaurant

Enjoy Fresh Seafood at a National Historic Landmark for a One-of-a-kind Dining Experience
CHARLESTON, S.C. — July 23, 2014 —Join the South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Initiative and Middleton Place Restaurant for a six-course meal paired with perfectly selected wine and spirits, July 27, 2014 at 6 p.m.  Executive Chef Brandon Buck is highlighting the summer’s freshest seafood catch and pairing each course with local ingredients, some sourced right from the Middleton Place farm.

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South Carolina Aquarium’s Shark Week 2014

Jaw-some Fun Starting August 1, 2014!
CHARLESTON, S.C.— July 17, 2014— Splash into the South Carolina Aquarium August 1-10, 2014 and become immersed in all things shark during the Aquarium’s Shark Week celebration.  From shark themed dive shows, to shark touch experiences, there’s fun for all ages all week long.

Dark Blue kick-off party:
Sink your teeth into the official Shark Week kick-off party, Dark Blue, taking place July 31, 2014 at the South Carolina [...]

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    One of the World’s Most Venomous Saltwater Fish is Going on Display

One of the World’s Most Venomous Saltwater Fish is Going on Display

Creating a lionfish experience
It is the first time in Aquarium history that an exhibit has been created solely for lionfish. Creating the exhibit takes approximately three days and the main habitat for the fish, the artificial reef inside the exhibit, was created by the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources’ artificial reef program. The artificial reef is made out of concrete and mirrors what lionfish would call home in the wild, a coral [...]

Briar is Returning Home

If you have visited the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sea Turtle Hospital in the past year then you have met Briar. This large loggerhead is greeted daily with ooo’s and ahh’s from guests due to her large size but they are even more captivated after hearing her story. Briar stranded on the beach in Myrtle Beach late May of last year, extremely debilitated and barely clinging to life. At admittance, Sea Turtle Rescue staff found [...]

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