Whether you’re looking for a date night surrounded by sea life, learning and networking opportunities or delicious fare featuring sustainable seafood, the South Carolina Aquarium has tailored programs and events for adults of all ages!

JuLionfish Festival

From May–July, join us for a three-month lionfish culling competition for divers, followed by an all-inclusive, 21+ JuLionfish Festival at the Aquarium on July 28! This all-inclusive, 21+ evening at the Aquarium includes live entertainment, lionfish demos and tastings, small bites from local restaurants, beer and wine and a silent auction. Connect with other like-minded individuals and learn about conservation efforts and sustainable seafood practices along our coast. Proceeds benefit South Carolina Aquarium Reef Research, a program aimed at generating awareness and supporting fieldwork opportunities to sustain a balanced ocean.

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After Hours

Spend your evening with us for all-inclusive experiences surrounded by water, wildlife and wild places at South Carolina Aquarium After Hours events. Enjoy local light bites plus beer, wine and entertainment as you stroll through the galleries, or just relax and enjoy the views of the Charleston Harbor in great company. Events are 21+.

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Three women and a man stand in front of a bar, smiling and looking at the camera during a Holland Lifelong Learning event thrown by the South Carolina Aquarium.

Holland Lifelong Learning

Explore top issues in conservation, research and science with expert-led discussions geared toward adults in a relaxed social environment. Now in its fourth season, Holland Lifelong Learning occurs in various venues across the Charleston area. Enjoy complimentary food and refreshments at each session and be sure to bring your own reusable water bottle!

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Sea Life by Starlight

Each year, our all-inclusive Sea Life by Starlight event draws hundreds to the Aquarium in support of the Sea Turtle Care Center™. Last year, guests claimed their golden ticket for Sea Life by Starlight and witnessed the Aquarium transform into a colorful, festive night of pure imagination! This elegant, 21+ evening included tasty light bites, an enchanted (and full) open bar, an extravagant silent auction and lively entertainment – all included with their ticket! Plus, guests enjoyed exhibits filled with waves of color and light as they strolled through Aquarium Aglow. Stay tuned for details on our 2023 event, scheduled for this winter!

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