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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!

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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Aquarium Aglow and light bulb with green sea turtled shaped filament on a background of twinkling blue, purple and green holiday lights.

Aquarium Aglow

See the Aquarium in a whole new light! The wonder of the season comes alive at Aquarium Aglow, elegant evenings of holiday celebration! Installations, from warm and nostalgic to awe-inspiring and contemporary, transform the Aquarium you know and love with tens of thousands of lights. Combined with interactive displays and refreshments (food, wine and beer available for purchase), Aquarium Aglow is an experience sure to become a holiday tradition for many!

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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

Claim your golden ticket and join us for Sea Life by Starlight on Saturday, December 10 as we transform the Aquarium into a colorful, festive night of pure imagination! This elegant, 21+ evening includes tasty light bites, enchanting cocktails (full open bar), an extravagant silent auction, lively music and entertainment – all included with your ticket! Plus, enjoy our exhibits filled with waves of color and light as you stroll through Aquarium Aglow. Proceeds from Sea Life by Starlight benefit the Sea Turtle Care Center™.

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