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Meet Artist Laura Palermo of Paintings for a Purpose

Laura Palermo is the talented local artist behind our newest art exhibit, Paintings for a Purpose. Her beautiful nature-inspired work features marine animals, including sea turtles rehabilitated by our Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Get to know Laura and find out what inspires her to raise awareness about animal conservation through her artwork:

Why do you love to paint wildlife, especially sea turtles?
I am an animal lover! I’ve always loved animals ever since I was a […]

September Savings: South Carolina Aquarium and Magnolia Gardens

The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s number one family attraction, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the city’s most visited plantation, are offering families an opportunity to visit both attractions at a specially reduced price in September.

A $5 discount off the admission price to the Aquarium and Magnolia is available beginning September 1 through 30, 2015. Discount coupons are available from the Aquarium’s and Magnolia’s websites. The coupons can’t be combined with any other discounts to […]

First Day Festival in Charleston

Just a few more days until school starts here in the Lowcountry—and that means it’s time for the annual First Day Festival in Charleston. The festival, which is hosted by the Mayor’s Office for Children, Youth and Families, will take place on Liberty Square August 16 from noon until 4 p.m. The festival is designed to get kids excited about returning to school and making sure they have the supplies and support they need. […]

Beyond the Classroom: Whole Foods and GrowFood Carolina

On Thursday, October 16, the South Carolina Aquarium, in partnership with Whole Foods Market and GrowFood Carolina, will be hosting an exciting “Beyond the Classroom” event at the GrowFood Warehouse at 990 Morrison Street.

This event is presented by the Aquarium’s newest donor community, the Watershed Society. Featuring delicious, local, and sustainable dishes from the chefs at Whole Foods Market, Edmund’s Oast and Oak Steakhouse, the evening will highlight tips and best practices related to sustainable […]

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