Mar 01

12 Ways to Connect to Nature Around Charleston

Whether you’re a Lowcountry local or visiting Charleston for some “R&R,” it’s likely that you’re looking to connect to the diverse environments of the Carolina coast in one way or another. Here at the South Carolina Aquarium, we’re pretty into nature... almost like it’s our job (wink). If you’re…
Mar 05
Mar 16

South Carolina Aquarium Educational Program Visits Johnakin Middle School

CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 6, 2017: The South Carolina Aquarium provided a hands-on educational program, dubbed Aquarium Rovers, to four middle school classes at Johnakin Middle School on Monday, March 6, thanks to a grant from the Duke Energy Foundation. This grant will support Rovers programming for all seventh graders…
Mar 16

Fun After Dark at the South Carolina Aquarium

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…
Mar 16

Internationally Renowned Experts Convene to Discuss Plastic Pollution Crisis

CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 10, 2017: The South Carolina Aquarium, a national leader in connecting people with water, wildlife and wild places, will host a panel of renowned experts for the Holland Lifelong Learning finale, Plastic Planet: Turning the Tides on the Plastic Pollution Crisis. As part of the Aquarium’s…
Oct 06

Our Hurricane & Severe Weather Plan

We at the Aquarium go to great lengths to prepare for any natural disaster. Once a tropical storm or hurricane becomes a possible threat to Charleston, our team immediately springs into action. In fact, we start preparations right when hurricane season begins. We maximize stocks of animal diets the first…
Aug 18

September Savings: South Carolina Aquarium and Magnolia Gardens

The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston's number one family attraction, and Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, the city's most visited plantation, are offering families an opportunity to visit both attractions at a specially reduced price in September. A $5 discount off the admission price to the Aquarium and Magnolia is available beginning…
Jun 09

Sea Turtles Return to the Deep Blue Sea on World Oceans Day

CHARLESTON, S.C. — June 8, 2015 — Three sea turtles, including two loggerheads and one green, are once again swimming the open ocean after successful treatment by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program. Buck, McAdoo and Bohicket were released today, World Oceans Day, at the Isle of Palms…
Apr 10

Threatened Sea Turtles Returned to the Wild After Being Found Near Death

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Apr. 10, 2015 — Two loggerhead sea turtles that were admitted in the summer of 2014 in critical condition, were successfully returned to the Atlantic Ocean this afternoon. The turtles, Lazarus and Dozer, were released by boat approximately 40 miles off the coast of Charleston. The trip…
Mar 13

Rare and Endangered 475-pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Returns to the Wild

CHARLESTON, S.C. — March 12, 2015 — Yawkey, an endangered leatherback sea turtle found washed ashore in the Lowcountry earlier this week is headed back to open water. The turtle was released earlier today on the Isle of Palms, S.C. by the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program and…
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