Closed, But Still Caring

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Animal Care

Even though the Aquarium is temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19, our expert animal care continues. A dedicated team is still reporting daily to take care of the scaly, furry and feathered members of our Aquarium family and continuing operations:

  • $2,500: One-week supply of food for the Aquarium animals
  • $1,020: Two-week supply of salt to regulate salinity in exhibit tanks
  • $120: One-week supply of antibiotics for one animal
  • $50: Daily care costs of one sea turtle patient
Virtual Visits & Programming

On top of ensuring our animals are taken care of, we want to make sure you, our loyal supporters, continue to feel connected to water, wildlife and wild places. That’s why our staff will be transitioning to providing virtual visits and daily programming online – yet this comes with a price, too:

  • $2,200: Basic technology equipment needed to facilitate a distance learning experience
  • $250: Cost of one distance learning experience for a local classroom
  • $100: Sponsors two teachers to receive training in using our award-winning standards-based science curriculum

The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and we rely on the support of our paying guests, members, foundations and the generosity of our community to remain operational. Donate today to help our staff continue to connect you to water, wildlife and wild places, and care for all the animals that call the Aquarium home.

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