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.
Dive into the Great Ocean Tank, 11 a.m.
This fun dive program focuses on animals that live off the
coast of South Carolina.
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.
Nature Discovery, 1 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!
*Additional cost
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.
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

APRIL 27 – Sustainable Seafood Dinner @ The Oak Table

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Join the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative and The Oak Table, a sustainable restaurant partner, for a delicious dinner featuring sustainable seafood. Different than the regular Sustainable Seafood Dinner, enjoy food and wine-paired stations of sustainable seafood while you learn how your seafood choices today can ensure healthy fish for the future. Ten percent of the proceeds from the dinner will benefit the South Carolina Aquarium’s Sustainable Seafood Initiative, a conservation program of the non-profit organization. To purchase a ticket visit theoaktablesc.com or call (803) 563-5066. The price for this event is $75/person (gratuity/tax not included).

Dinner Menu

MAY 6 – Lowcountry Giving Day

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Lowcountry Giving Day is a movement to reignite the spirit of giving and support worthy causes in the community where we live, work and play. Starting at noon on May 5 and ending at midnight on May 6, donations to the South Carolina Aquarium will be multiplied by the Coastal Community Foundation, expanding the financial impact of each gift for a truly transformative day.
For more information, call (843) 579-8626.

MAY 10 – Fear No Easel Workshop: A Members-only Program

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9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Free your inner artist and receive painting guidance from Fear No Easel. Join us as we paint a with acrylic paints. A finished product would make a great Mother’s Day gift, or better yet, bring Mom along and paint together! Recommended for ages 8-16, supplies will be provided, tickets are $25. This is a members-only event. Reservations required. To make a reservation or for more information, call (843) 579-8518.

MAY 17 – Toddler Time: A Members-only Program

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8-9am
Join us for a fun morning just for toddlers and their parents before we open our doors! Our 1-to-3 year-old friends will enjoy up-close animal encounters and experience the Aquarium before the crowds arrive. Adults enjoy complimentary coffee and muffins. Snacks for the kids will also be served. This is a members-only event. Tickets are $10 per member child (two adults get in free with each participating child). Reservations required. To make a reservation, call (843) 579-8518.