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Holiday Dive Shows

Watch as your favorite friends from the North Pole swim with the fish! Scuba Claus or one of his elves will make a special appearance in the Great Ocean Tank at the 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. dive shows each day beginning Saturday, November 30. Holiday dive shows are included with Aquarium admission.

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Sundays with Santa

Meet jolly old Saint Nick at the Aquarium this holiday season! Visit with Santa and have your photo taken in the Great Hall near the Carolina Seas exhibit. Photo packages and ornaments are available for purchase, and Aquarium members receive a 10% discount. Visits with Santa are included in Aquarium admission. December 1, 8, and 15 from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Holiday Animal Enrichment

All throughout the Aquarium, the animals are celebrating the holiday season with festive enrichment! Watch Liberty chip away at a snowflake-shaped fishpop, or “ooo” and “ahh” as the octopus uses its unprecedented problem solving skills to remove fish from an ice treat.


Join us as creativity and holiday festivity come to life with more than 250,000 colorful LEGO® bricks. Holiday BricksALIVE features a collection of animal sculptures throughout the Aquarium’s second floor, all decked out in seasonal garments to celebrate the holidays. *LEGO® is a trademark of the LEGO Group, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this content.*

Feed the Fish

Have you ever wished you could feed the animals in the tallest tank in North America? Well, ‘tis the season to make wishes come true! Feed the fish at the top of the Great Ocean Tank!

Daily at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $15, and $14 for Aquarium members. Only 10 spots available per day. To purchase tickets, contact Customer Service at (843) 577-FISH (3474).

Feed the RAYndeer

You’ve heard of treats for Santa’s reindeer but what about fishy snacks for Santa’s RAYndeer? Feed the cownose rays by hand and give them a tasty treat daily at 9:30 a.m. through noon each day, while supplies last.

Purchase a stingray feeding voucher for $5 ($4 for Aquarium members) at the admission gate or information desk during your next visit.

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