Though our doors have reopened, we’re still on shaky ground and in danger of losing what makes the South Carolina Aquarium truly special. Without a significant infusion of financial support, we will lose the heart and soul of who we are: Our education programming and our Sea Turtle Care Center™. See below how you can help us save these critical programs.


Make Your Mark

The Aquarium serves as a source of wonder, inspiration and learning, offering lasting memories for all who walk through our doors. As we’ve grown through the years, so has our Aquarium family, including you. Make your mark and leave a legacy with opportunities to permanently and prominently display your name within the walls of the Aquarium.


Join a Giving Society

Be a part of our closest circle of supporters and philanthropists by joining the Watershed Society or becoming a Conservation Steward. Receive invites to exclusive programming, events and more by making a philanthropic gift starting from $300 to $10,000+.


Host a Fundraiser

From students holding bake sales and selling lemonade to entire community groups selling crafts and tickets to company events, anyone can host a fundraiser for the Aquarium! Contact us for more information for questions.

Community Fundraising
Virtual Sea Turtle Visit

Become a Sea Turtle Guardian

Join a community of passionate advocates for sea turtle conservation and gain access to exclusive content and special invitations by becoming a Sea Turtle Guardian.


Leave a Legacy

Charitable gift planning is a meaningful way to create a legacy of generosity and philanthropy for future generations. With thoughtful preparation, you can continue to make a deep impact on the South Carolina Aquarium and our mission for years to come.


Join as a Corporate Partner

Enjoy special access and experiences at the Aquarium for your company, employees and clients by becoming a corporate partner. Your philanthropic gift will support one of our city’s foremost cultural and educational institutions.


Adopt an Animal

Symbolically adopt an Aquarium animal and help us provide our animals with expert care, daily food and vitamins and opportunities for enrichment. Adoption packages are available for numerous animals, and come with specialized content, gifts and more.

Adopt an Animal

Run for the Turtles

This year’s Turtle Trek is going VIRTUAL! Distance and dates will no longer be a hurdle as participation in Turtle Trek takes on a new, virtual format. So lace up those shoes and support sea turtles by registering as a remote runner!


Grab a Pint of Stingray IPA

Brewed by Westbrook Brewing Company in partnership with the South Carolina Aquarium, Stingray IPA awakens the senses with its bold flavors and beneficial meaning. A portion of the proceeds from Stingray IPA benefit conservation efforts at the South Carolina Aquarium.


Gift Us Supplies

Shop for the sea turtles! Visit our Amazon Wishlist to check out essential supplies and more that enable us to provide world-class care to patients undergoing rehabilitation.


As a nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of our paying guests, members, foundations and the generosity of our community to remain operational. Thank you for supporting us during this difficult time.

The South Carolina Aquarium is a nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
All contributions are tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Our tax ID number (EIN) is 57-0961897.

Enjoy Aquarium fun all year long.
Save the heart and soul of the Aquarium.