Ways to Give

As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, we rely on the support of our paying guests, members, foundations and the generosity of our donors. Sea the difference you can make by giving through one of the options below. No matter the size, every gift helps further our mission for generations to come.


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

By joining our Watershed Society or becoming a Conservation Steward, you’ll be part of our closest circle of supporters. Enjoy unlimited access to the Aquarium, quarterly communications, invitations to exclusive events and more by making a philanthropic gift ranging from $500 to $10,000 or more.


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!

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.

Several people in yellow safety vests walk along a grassy hill next to the ocean and pick up litter.

Become a Corporate Partner

Advance your business’s philanthropic goals supporting STEM education, sea turtle rehabilitation, wildlife conservation and more by partnering with the South Carolina Aquarium! From event sponsorships to custom partnerships, we have opportunities to complement your community engagement goals, complete with rewarding benefits for your employees.


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

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.

Become a Member

Have Your Gift Matched

Does your employer match charitable contributions? Your gift could go twice as far! Many companies will match charitable donations made by their employees. Check with your human resources department to see if they offer a matching gift program.

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.

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