The Heart of What We Do
Our team of award-winning educators combine the joy of learning with the wonders of nature through STEM-based programming and interactive activities. Their love and knowledge of water, wildlife and wild places inspire people to become protectors of our planet and spark the conservationists of tomorrow, lighting the way for kids and adults alike to be lifelong advocates for wildlife. Education is truly the heart of what we do.
Our Virtual Programs bring the Aquarium to you through Virtual Field Trips, live Virtual Visits and Turtle Talks.
The South Carolina Aquarium offers programs to help teens connect with water, wildlife and wild places, including our High School Intern Program, Teen Science Café and Job Shadow program.
The Aquarium proudly offers free programming to schools through donation-funded Dominion Energy School Programs. Students visiting the Aquarium as part of Dominion Energy School Programs participate in classroom activities that reinforce South Carolina state science standards.
Let the Aquarium come to you! Our Education Outreach team travels all over the state hoping to inspire people of all ages to care for water, wildlife, and wild places.
Science at Sunset
Join our dedicated and enthusiastic staff on an adventure through the Aquarium at night! You group will explore the Aquarium’s exhibits and galleries, learn about our natural world, come face to face with live animals and create amazing memories.
The Splash Program is a fun opportunity for 13-15-year-old students to volunteer with a parent or guardian as exhibit guides and share the Aquarium’s mission.
Holland Lifelong Learning
Holland Lifelong Learning allows you to explore top issues in conservation, research and science with expert-led discussions geared toward adults in a relaxed social environment.
We provide resources for our fellow educators and teachers, from our Online Curriculum to professional development opportunities.