CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 9, 2017: The South Carolina Aquarium is keeping the doors open late once a month for the next six months as part of the Aquarium After Hours series, designed for adults, that begins Thursday, March 16. Grab a friend or a date, a beer or glass of wine, and enjoy access to all of the South Carolina Aquarium galleries after dark. As part of the Aquarium After Hours series, the Aquarium will sell tickets until 9 p.m. and remain open until 10 p.m. For added entertainment, this year’s Aquarium After Hours feature a monthly theme.
March 16: Marsh Madness
Dust off your jersey and tour the Aquarium while representing your favorite college basketball team. Enjoy beers from the cash bar and munch on kabobs from Chucktown Beach Dog. You can practice your air-ball with Marsh Madness themed activities and experience hourly animal encounters. The games will be broadcast live throughout the building, so no worries about missing any sports history-making moments.
April 20: April Fools
Unwind with an evening of laughter and brews. April Fools features professional entertainers, quirky animal shows and comedy guaranteed to give you a good time. Enjoy beer and wine from the cash bar, small plates for purchase, and creative desserts from Diggity Donuts.
May 18: May-ting Season
From ruffling feathers to courtship dances, find out how our Aquarium residents get lucky! With animal shows and live musical entertainment, this evening is sure to set the mood. Enjoy beer and wine from the cash bar, along with small plates for purchase.
June 15: Tacos with Salsa
Enjoy a red-hot sunset over the water, complete with a dance floor and salsa lessons on the Harbor Overlook. Cool off with margaritas from a cash bar, and enjoy tacos and small bites for purchase from Dashi and fun animal encounters with our educators.
July 20: Southern Block Party
Grab your neighbors head on down to the best block party of the summer. Complete with classic yard games, rocking chairs and cold brews from the cash bar, this evening will be a perfect way to escape the summer heat and relax with friends or someone special. The Aquarium’s education staff will provide unique animal shows curated exclusively for Aquarium After Hours. A local food vendor will be onsite to satisfy your taste buds.
August 17: Endless Summer
Cool off at the Aquarium during the After Hours series finale. Swig & Swine will have small plates for purchase, along with dessert from Scoops – Wheely Good Ice Cream. The Aquarium will also offer musical entertainment to provide the sweet beats, and its education staff has crafted unique experiences with fun animal encounters.
During the series, made-to-order food selections, as well as beer and wine options, will be available for purchase. General Aquarium admission rates apply; free for Aquarium members. For more information, visit scaquarium.org or call (843) 577-FISH (3474)
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