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    For the First Time Ever, World-Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids Visit the Aquarium

For the First Time Ever, World-Famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids Visit the Aquarium

No Shoes, No Legs, No Problem!
The South Carolina Aquarium is the Spring Destination for Mermaid Fun and Fantasy.

CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 26, 2014 — Once the subject of sea lore and myth, live mermaids are making a splash at the South Carolina Aquarium this spring break. For a limited time, The World Famous mermaids of Weeki Wachee Springs State Park will swim amongst the sea life in the Aquarium’s Great Ocean Tank, bringing [...]

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    South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Southerly Restaurant

South Carolina Aquarium Sustainable Seafood Dinner at Southerly Restaurant

Southerly Restaurant and the Aquarium Pair Up for Delicious Responsible Eats

CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 20, 2014 — Welcome spring with Southerly Restaurant and Patio in Mount Pleasant on March 27, 2014. Celebrate alongside their scenic outdoor patio and bar, executive Chef Chad Billings will prepare a four-course dinner which will highlight local seafood, hallmark Lowcountry taste and unique ethnic complements.

Offerings include:
• Cottage ham with early spring greens, tonnato sauce, spiced crowder peas, Pecorino [...]

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    $30,000 Google Grant Supports Education Programs for Berkeley County

$30,000 Google Grant Supports Education Programs for Berkeley County

CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 12, 2014 — The Google Data Center Fund of Tides Foundation recently gave a grant totaling $30,000 to the South Carolina Aquarium in Charleston.  The grant is part of the Foundation’s commitment to play a positive role in each of the communities in which they operate and will help support South Carolina Aquarium STEM education programs for Berkeley County students and teachers.

“The Aquarium is tremendously grateful for Google’s support of [...]

Special SEWE Discounts & Valentine’s Day Enrichment

This Friday through Sunday, guests who take part in the Southeastern Wildlife Festival (SEWE) will enjoy special discounts to the Aquarium.

SEWE Discount Opportunities:

SEWE ticket holders enjoy $5 off Aquarium admission.
VIP SEWE ticket holders enjoy 50% off Aquarium admission.

On Friday, February 14, in celebration of Valentine’s Day, guests will enjoy a special glimpse at the love and care provided to the Aquarium’s animal collection. Animal enrichment, critical to the health and well-being of our [...]

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