‘Tis the season to spread meaningful merriment to your friends and family! Support the South Carolina Aquarium with gifts that give back all year long. Your purchases help us continue our mission of educating the conservationists of tomorrow and caring for the sea turtles who need us most today. No matter their interest, there’s a gift option for everyone on your list!

Aquarium Membership

Gift your loved one a South Carolina Aquarium membership! Not only can you visit the Aquarium as often as you like, but you receive exclusive benefits like special discounts, invitations to member-only events and more.


Sea Turtle Guardian

Join a community of passionate advocates for sea turtle conservation and gain access to exclusive content and special invitations all year long!  Become a Sea Turtle Guardian by making an annual gift or a monthly recurring gift. Your gift will directly support critical hospital operations and the care of sick and injured sea turtles.

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NEW! Rheos Sunglasses

Purchase a pair of Rheos Nautical Wear’s new Green Tortoise sunglasses and help make a brighter future for sea turtles! Twenty percent of proceeds from each purchase goes toward our Sea Turtle Care Center.


NEW! Charleston Coffee Roasters Gift Box

A local company so inspired by sea turtles they put on the package, Charleston Coffee Roasters provides a gift your loved one will truly savor! Customize your own “Wake Up in Charleston” gift box filled with their favorite blends, including the unique Holiday Blend, a delightful full-bodied roast with hints of dark chocolate. Plus, $10 of every purchase goes back to the Aquarium!


Virtual Programs

Let our educators bring the Aquarium, and all of the amazing animals that call it home, to you! Whether you’re looking for an educational romp through our exhibit or a special guest star of the feathered, flippered or scaly variety, we’ve got plenty of ways to connect adults and kids alike to the animals of the Lowcountry.


Sea Turtle Adoption

Symbolically adopt a sea turtle at the $50 level and receive $100 level benefits! This includes a plush sea turtle, fact sheet, adoptive parent decal and more! By symbolically adopting a sea turtle, you help us provide the highest quality animal care to our turtles and all the animals that call the Aquarium home. Purchase by Thursday, December 9 for the best chance of receiving by Christmas. Please note: Special pricing ends Friday, December 31.


Pillars of Support

Leave your mark for your future generations to find! The Pillars of Support enable you to make a lasting impression on the Aquarium landscape and become a part of each other’s family history.

Join us for our NEW holiday light spectacular, Aquarium Aglow!