This year, spread holiday cheer while making a difference with gifts that give back! Our gift guide includes options for everyone on your list, and when you shop, you’ll be giving the Aquarium a gift, too. A portion of proceeds from every gift 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 ones the gift that gives all year long, an Aquarium membership! With unlimited visits for one full year, special pricing on events like Aquarium Aglow, exclusive member programs and more, the opportunities to create special memories is endless. Whether shopping for a friend who loves wildlife, a grandparent who loves to play with the kids or your own family, there’s a membership level for everyone!
Please note: Gift membership details will be sent digitally and ready to print at-home in time for your holiday celebrations!
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!
Adopt an Animal
Searching for the perfect holiday gift for the wildlife enthusiast in your life? You can symbolically adopt an animal in their name! With different package options available, you can choose to adopt a sea turtle, otter, shark, bald eagle or American alligator, and your loved one will receive a personalized certificate, adoption decal, animal fact sheet or even a huggable plush!
Pro tip: Adopt an animal by December 16 for the best chance to receive by December 25!
General Admission Tickets
If you have holiday visitors coming to town or want to plan a special day on the waterfront in downtown Charleston, you can give the gift of Aquarium tickets! Just call our Customer Service Center at (843) 577-FISH (3474), and we’ll make sure you can share all the fun with general admission tickets!
Supplies for Patient Care
Running a sea turtle hospital not only takes compassionate veterinary care, expert sea turtle biologists and plenty of adaptive patient tanks, but it also takes lots (and lots) of supplies. If your loved one has a heart for sea turtle rehabilitation, you can donate supplies to the Sea Turtle Care Center from our Amazon Wish List in their name! From microscope slides and bleach to towels and enrichment items, every gift truly makes a difference.
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.
Online Gift Shop
Do you like to browse a wide selection before you choose a gift? Check out our Online Gift Shop! Pick from a wide variety of Aquarium-themed souvenirs and gifts, all selected with sustainability in mind.
A Donation 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 our animals to fulfilling an education outreach program for students across the state, all donations make a lasting impact on our work.