Visit the Aquarium with a group and share the wonder of the natural world together.

Field Trips

The South Carolina Aquarium is accepting reservations for field trips June 1–August 31, 2021. You can also check out our Virtual Field Trips. 

As a class, take an educational journey through South Carolina’s diverse habitats while learning what you can do to protect them. From start to finish, hands-on activities will support state standards and inspire STEM education. It’s more than just a field trip – it’s an opportunity to discover the wonder of water, wildlife and wild places.

  • All field trips begin at 9 a.m. and end at 11 a.m., weekday availability only and blackout dates apply
  • One chaperone required for every 5 students
  • Required chaperones are $15; additional chaperones are $23.95
  • Students pre-K through 8th grade are $17.95; students 9-12th grade are $23.95
  • Group tours are self-guided
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors. We strongly encourage unvaccinated visitors of all ages to wear masks; field trips must comply with school policy

Looking to book beyond August 31, 2021? Email us at reservations@scaquarium.org with your desired date.

Field Trip Inquiry
Standard Groups

The South Carolina Aquarium is now accepting groups up to 100 on weekdays and groups up to 30 on weekends. Please submit your request by completing our Group Inquiry Form, and we will contact you with available options.

  • You must have a minimum of 15 paid people to qualify for the group rate
  • Adults ages 13+ are $23.95; children ages 2–13 are $17.95; toddlers are free
  • Group tours are self-guided
  • Masks are optional for fully vaccinated visitors. We strongly encourage unvaccinated visitors of all ages to wear masks.

To learn more, call (843) 577-FISH (3474), ext. 3, or email groupsales@scaquarium.org.

Group Inquiry
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!

These programs are completely customizable and are great for scout groups working towards badge requirements. Potential badge options include:

  • Girl Scout Badges: EcoLearner, Ecofriend, Animal Habitats, Night Owl, Voice for Animals, Water, Sea Turtles, Endangered Species, Citizen Science, outdoor art.
  • BSA Badges: Fish and Wildlife Management, Bird Study, Reptile and Amphibian Study and Veterinary Medicine.
  • American Heritage Girls: Zoology, Freshwater and Marine Biology, Nature and Wildlife, Birds, Horticulture, and Sustainable living

Reservations are available Sunday – Thursday from 6 p.m.–9 p.m. Tickets are $40 per child and $30 per adult. For more information, please reach out to us at sleepovers@scaquarium.org.

Science at Sunset Inquiry
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