Our Commitment to Inclusion

The South Carolina Aquarium is committed to the continued work of inclusion, accessibility, diversity, equity, justice and belonging.

At the South Carolina Aquarium, we promote an inclusive environment that celebrates and values diversity.  Our culture is built on developing a team of unique voices from diverse backgrounds, working collaboratively to increase our capacity to serve our guests and fulfill our mission of inspiring conservation of the natural world. Together, we are stronger.

We acknowledge that the communities we serve experience the world differently, and that environmental hazards, educational opportunities and economic challenges are not equally distributed.  Our programs seek to address inequities and create greater opportunities, reducing burdens and fostering a more sustainable future for all.

We strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and safe, creating an atmosphere of learning and wonder.  We aim to provide experiences, programming and amenities that are accessible to individuals with differing needs and abilities, ensuring that all are able to fully engage and find value in their visit.

Our leadership commits to ensuring that inclusion, accessibility, diversity, equity, justice and belonging are valued throughout all of our business practices, requiring continual learning and ongoing effort. All members of our team — staff, volunteers and board of directors — commit to actively practicing and promoting these principles daily.

Get more information on our accessibility resources.
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