Daily Programs

Animal Encounters, 10 a.m.
Each day, in the Great Hall, we bring out a different
feature animal for an up-close look.
Nature Discovery, 10:30 a.m.
Join us in the Great Hall to get hands on with nature!
Activities could include owl pellet dissection, sifting for shark teeth,
identifying fish from the harbor and much more!
'The Pisces Right' Dive Show, 11 a.m.
At this fun, game show dive program you’ll join Bob Sharker
to learn all about our Great Ocean Tank and its residents.

All About Alligators: A Blackwater Swamp Program, 12 p.m.
Learn jaw-dropping facts about alligators, including Alabaster,
our albino alligator.

Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital, 12 p.m. *
Visit South Carolina’s only Sea Turtle Hospital and take an up-close look at our current patients. Discover the special care sick and injured sea turtles receive.
Tours meet at the Welcome Desk in the Great Hall. Buy tickets.
Saltmarsh Show, 1 p.m.
In our Saltmarsh aviary you’ll find out why this unique
habitat is so important to our coast.
*Additional cost
Mysteries of the Great Ocean Tank, 1:30 p.m.
Help “Shellock Holmes” crack the case by determining who bit the diver
at this fun, interactive dive show.

Leapin’ Lemurs: A Feeding Program, 2 p.m.
Learn all about lemurs while they eat during this lively program.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital, 2 p.m. *
Visit South Carolina’s only Sea Turtle Hospital and take an up-close look at our current patients. Discover the special care sick and injured sea turtles receive.
Tours meet at the Welcome Desk in the Great Hall. Buy tickets.
Nature Discovery, 2:30 p.m.
Join us in the Great Hall to get hands on with nature!
Activities could include owl pellet dissection, sifting for shark teeth,
identifying fish from the harbor and much more!
Dive into the Great Ocean Tank, 3 p.m.
This fun dive program focuses on animals that live off the
coast of South Carolina.
Animal Encounters, 4 p.m.
Each day, in the Great Hall, we bring out a different
feature animal for an up-close look.

 

Upcoming Events

Now – August 10 – Fizz, Boom, Read at the Library

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Read your way to the Aquarium with Charleston County Public Library‘s free summer reading program for children ages 11 and younger. Your child can register at any CCPL location and receive a summer reading log to keep track of reading time. When each level is completed, you child can turn in their log for fantastic prizes! With 30 hours of reading, your child will earn a ticket to the South Carolina Aquarium. Find out more at the Fizz Boom Read website.

July 14 – Fear No Easel Painting Workshop for Adults: A Members-only Program – SOLD OUT

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6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Free your inner artist and receive painting guidance from Fear No Easel’s instructional artist as we paint “Mahi” with acrylic paints on canvas, inspired by Guy Harvey’s exhibit Canvases for Conservation. Invite a friend, sip some wine or beer and create your own work of art. You will be guided step-by-step from start to finish. All supplies and beverages will be provided. Tickets are $30. This is a members-only event. Participants must be at least 21 years old. Space is limited and reservations are required. For more information or to register, call (843) 579-8518.

July 19 – Toddler Time: A Members-only Program

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8 – 9 a.m.
Join us before we open to the public for a fun morning just for toddlers and their parents! Our 1-3 year old friends can be introduced to our magnificent creatures with up-close animal encounters and have the Aquarium all to themselves before the crowds arrive. Adults enjoy complimentary coffee and muffins, and snacks for the kids also will be served. Tickets are $10 per member child (two adults get in free with each participating child). Reservations required. To make a reservation or for more information, call (843) 579-8518.

July 27 - Middleton Place: A Sustainable Seafood Initiative Dinner

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6 - 9 p.m.
Savor the past while helping sustain the future of the coast at Middleton Place Restaurant, a two-time Sustainable Seafood Initiative Partner of the Year. Executive Chef Brandon Buck will prepare a delicious assortment of seafood dishes paired with wine. Guests will enjoy elegant dining overlooking the Mill Pond and Azalea Hillside while savoring a formal menu featuring local, responsibly-sourced seafood. Tickets are $85 each. Reserve your spot today!

August 14 – Seining Program: A Members-only Program – SOLD OUT

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6 – 7:30 p.m. Daniel Island
Back by popular demand! Assist the Aquarium staff as we search the shallow waters of the Wando River for sea creatures. We’ll drag a large net called a seine and collect fish, crabs and other surprises. Our educators will show you the secret lives of fish, seashells and other dwellers as we walk along. Tickets are $10 per member. Space is limited and reservations are required. To make a reservation or for more information, call (843) 579-8518.