Be the FIRST to Experience What’s New at the South Carolina Aquarium

CHARLESTON, S.C. — May 13, 2013—Mark your calendar, May 25th is the BIG kick-off to summer at the South Carolina Aquarium.  Be the first to be immersed in two new 4-D movies, experience the new Animal Care Exhibit, and get up-close to some friendly critters in our revamped hands-on experience.  Explore, play, and discover at this very special kick-off to summer!

What’s new?

  • 4-D Theater Experience: SpongeBob SquarePants 4-D: The Great Jelly Rescue and National Geographic’s Sea Monsters 4-D
  • Animal Care Exhibit: Play Veterinarian for a day to the amazing animals that call the Aquarium home.
  • Amazing on-floor experience: Stimulate your senses while experiencing all the Aquarium has to offer.  From touching baby alligators, to feeding stingrays, to getting eye-to-eye with our resident barn owl, you never know what you’ll get to touch, smell, and see!


  • Premier of the two new 4-D theater movies
  • Opening of the new Animal Care Exhibit
  • Surprise hands-on animal encounters
  • Special character appearances by Ollie the otter and Alabaster the albino alligator
  • Four Sea Turtle Hospital tours
  • Special turtle-specific interactive stations set-up throughout the Aquarium
  • Painting with tiny terrapin turtles, make masterpieces with your new reptile friends!
  • Special summer themed animal enrichment happening all day long
  • $5 ticket discount for active and retired military members (with valid ID) for the entire Memorial Day weekend!

 Summer starts at the South Carolina Aquarium where there’s something different every day!