Opening in May 2017, this new experience will serve as an interactive learning landscape, establishing the Aquarium as a powerful interpreter of sea turtle conservation on the East Coast. We will bring Sea Turtle Recovery™ to life with state-of-the-art technology and interactive exhibits that address water quality, marine debris, plastics consumption and environmental stewardship. The Aquarium will boldly tell this critical conservation story, focusing on the inspirational process of sea turtle care and rehabilitation.

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Follow the Transformation

Everyday, we come closer and closer to completing the Aquarium’s largest construction project since founding. 

A First Look at the Exhibit

Catch a glimpse inside the Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™ and learn the story behind its inception.

Learn more about sea turtle conservation at the Aquarium.

Become a Sea Turtle Ambassador

The South Carolina Aquarium welcomes community ambassadors whose creative fundraising efforts provide us with the support we need to continue inspiring conservation of the natural world. Dedicated ambassadors have helped to raise awareness and funds for the South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. Each creative effort supports our mission to deliver an exceptional visitor experience to our guests while making a connection to our natural world and its amazing animal inhabitants.

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Lead Donors

Anita G. Zucker and Jonathan M. Zucker

Peter and Mary Conway

Steve and Emily Swanson

John and Susan Neely

Jordana and Scott Snider

Fran and Dennis Nolan

Jim and Linda Thompson

Reba and Harry Huge

Dr. and Mrs. H.D. Schutte, Jr.

BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina

Mercedes-Benz Vans

William Sedmak and the Sedmak Family

Domtar Paper Company LLC

Scott and Valerie Howell

Michael and Pam Wilson Family

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