Ways to Give

The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Gifts from donors and members help us continue to share our mission, care for our animals, and remain a community leader in conservation programs and efforts.

Join a Society

Conservation Stewards

The South Carolina Aquarium Conservation Stewards is a community of annual supporters with a deep connection to the Aquarium, inspired to lead the way to connect people with water, wildlife, and wild places. Conservation Stewards support the efforts of the Aquarium to preserve South Carolina’s natural treasures, conserve habitats, and connect individuals to the wonder of the natural world.

Our conservation and education programs would not be possible without the generous support of Conservation Stewards, who make annual contributions above and beyond the cost of a regular membership. You are invited to deepen your connection with the Aquarium and make an impact that reaches far beyond the Aquarium’s walls by becoming a Conservation Steward. In appreciation of your contribution, the following benefits will be extended:

$300 Level

Membership at the Family Plus level; and
Special invitations to Conservation Stewards exclusive events

$500 Level

All of the above; plus
Limited edition gift of eight notecards featuring the art of Laura Palermo; and
Private behind-the-scenes tour for up to six people annually

$1000 Level

All of the above; plus
An invitation to one Watershed Society reception.

Lead the way in connecting people with water, wildlife and wild places as a Conservation Steward. Please contact Jessica Woolsey, Gift Officer, at (843) 579-8595 or jwoolsey@scaquarium.org.

The Watershed Society

Annual supporters who contribute at the $1,500 level and above are entitled to membership in The Watershed Society, the Aquarium’s newest donor circle, who enjoy exclusive benefits including a Family Plus Membership, invitations to special events and after-hours Aquarium access, as well as family-friendly outings. Watershed Society Benefits Brochure

For more information on The Watershed Society, please contact Jessica Woolsey, Gift Officer, at (843) 579-8595 or jwoolsey@scaquarium.org.

Pillars of Support

The Pillars of Support are opportunities to invest in our mission and leave a lasting impression on the Aquarium landscape. With a gift starting at $500, your family’s name will be beautifully and artistically displayed on a legacy fish on one of four lighted pillars, prominently exhibited within the Aquarium’s Great Hall. Your fish will publicly recognize family’s support and legacy within the South Carolina Aquarium.

Annual Report

Rising to the occasion. Delivering on our promises. Leading the way. These are the challenges the South Carolina Aquarium embraced in fulfilling its mission this past year. To learn more, read our 2017 Annual Report.

CALENDAR & EVENTS

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DIRECTIONS & PARKING

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MEMBERSHIP

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WATERSHED

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VOLUNTEER RESOURCES

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