Celebrate the Holidays Under the Sea
SCUBA Claus is Coming to Town!
November 29 – December 21 – SCUBA Claus, our favorite jolly old fellow in a red suit and SCUBA diving gear, will make special appearances on Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. in the Great Ocean Tank. He will also be diving on December 22 and 23. Beginning November 29, explore the Aquarium to see if you can spot Finzy, our Shark on the Shelf. When you find him, you’ll receive a festive holiday prize!
The Polar Express 4-D Experience
Now playing- Hop aboard the Polar Express and journey to the North Pole during a limited-time showing of the Polar Express 4-D Experience, featuring real snow and the warming smell of hot chocolate.
Gift Cards Now Available!
Delight your family and friends with a South Carolina Aquarium gift card this holiday season. Gift cards may be used for:
- Aquarium admission
- Membership packages
- Admission to the 4-D Theater
- Sea Turtle Hospital tours
- Aquarium Shop purchases
- Sea Turtle Café purchases
- Animal adoption packages
- Donations to the South Carolina Aquarium
Purchase gift cards by calling (843) 577-FISH (3474), or visiting the Aquarium ticket window. Gift card balances may not be applied to online purchases. To use a gift card for your Aquarium purchase, simply call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit the Aquarium.
Snow Days in December
Weekends in December and December 22 and 23, experience the magic of the holiday sea-son through interactive “snow day” activities the entire family will enjoy.
- Find Finzy, our Shark on the Shelf, daily to win a prize!
- Decorate a FREE snowman sugar cookie
- Warm up with a cup of hot chocolate and a variety of toppings
- Try your hand at snowman bowling
- Play a game of checkers inside our milk jug igloo
- Throw snowballs at a giant snowman
Donate in Honor of a Loved One
Make a donation to the South Carolina Aquarium this holiday season in honor or memory of someone special in your life. The 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.