This year, spread holiday cheer while making a difference with gifts that give back! Our gift guide features options for everyone on your list this holiday season. Plus, a portion of proceeds from every gift on this page goes directly toward fulfilling our mission, including caring for sick and injured sea turtles, providing education programming for students and continuing our critical conservation work both within our walls and beyond.
Gift your loved one a South Carolina Aquarium membership! Membership dues help provide the best care to our animals as well as sustain our work to connect people to water, wildlife and wild places. As a member, not only can your loved one visit the Aquarium as often as they like, but they’ll receive additional benefits like special pricing, access to exclusive member events, discounts to local area attractions and businesses and more!
Sea Turtle Guardian
Join a community of passionate advocates for sea turtle conservation, all while supporting the critical hospital operations of the Sea Turtle Care Center™. Sea Turtle Guardians gain access to exclusive content and communications from our Care Center staff through email, social media and even Zoom video calls!
Charleston Coffee Roasters Gift Box
Perfect for any coffee lover, this Charleston Coffee Roasters gift box includes a bag of Aquarium Blend and an adorable sea turtle mug to show off your support! Inspired by conservation efforts at the Aquarium, this blend combines Peruvian and Honduran beans to create a cup of Joe with notes of citrus, nut and caramel. And the best part… $10 of every gift box purchase goes back to the Aquarium!
Adopt a Sea Turtle
Does your list include someone who loves sea turtles? Symbolically adopt a sea turtle in your loved one’s name and receive a huggable sea turtle plush, animal fact sheet, adoptive parent decal and more. Now through December 31, adopt at the $50 level and receive $100 level benefits! Purchase by 2 p.m. on Thursday, December 15 for the best chance of receiving your package by Christmas.
Pillars of Support
Leave your mark for future generations to find! As a Pillars of Support donor, you make a lasting impression on the Aquarium landscape and become a part of each other’s family history. Your loved one’s name will be featured on a legacy fish placed upon a column in our Great Hall. This gift begins at $500, with monthly payment options available.
A Gift in Their Honor
If your loved one would prefer a gesture or act in place of a physical gift, you can donate to the Aquarium in their honor! From providing daily enrichment for one of our animals to fulfilling an education outreach program for students throughout the state, all donations make a lasting impact on our work.