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Tuck in with the Turtles

Aquarium Sleepovers

At this time, we are not booking Aquarium sleepovers.

The enchanting glow of water, the quiet beauty of our animals and an evening turtle serenade will all accompany your group into dreamland. It’s a slumber party like no other with unlimited fun for the entire group. Sleepovers include educational programs, animal encounters, dinner, evening snacks and a continental breakfast overlooking the Charleston Harbor.

Book A Sleepover

Reservations are available Sunday through Thursday evening at $3250 per reservation. Reservation includes up to 50 guests; additional guests are $65. For more information or to book a reservation, complete our Group Inquiry Form or contact Courtney Gerstenmaier-Felton at (843) 579-8566 or sleepovers@scaquarium.org.

Sleepover Themes

Get up close and personal with South Carolina’s wildlife and wild places. Explore the different habitats in South Carolina and the animals that make their homes there through hands-on activities, animal encounters and interactive programs. All sleepovers include a pizza dinner, snack and breakfast.

  • 1.S.1A.1, 1.S.1A.8, 1.E.4B.2
  • 2.S.1A.1, 2.S.1A.8, 2.L.5A.1, 2.L.5A.2, 2.L.5B.1, 2.L.5B.2, 2.L.5B.3
  • 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.2, 3.S.1A.6, 3.S.1A.8, 3.L.5A.1, 3.L.5A.2, 3.L.5B.1, 3.L.5B.2
  • 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.2, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1A.8, 4.L.5B.3
  • 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1A.2, 5.S.1A.6, 5.S.1A.8, 5.L.4B.1, 5.L.4B.3, 5.L.4B.4

When we think of the ultimate predator, we think about claws, teeth and speed. What makes the ultimate predator and what helps prey avoid being eaten? Learn all about predator-prey relationships through hands-on activities, animal encounters and interactive programs. All sleepovers include a pizza dinner, snack and breakfast.

  • 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.2, 3.S.1A.6, 3.S.1A.8, 3.L.5A.2, 3.L.5B.1, 3.L.5B.2
  • 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.2, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1A.8, 4.L.5B.3
  • 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1A.2, 5.S.1A.6, 5.S.1A.8, 5.L.4B.1, 5.L.4B.2, 5.L.4B.3, 5.L.4B.4
  • 6.S.1A.1, 6.S.1A.2, 6.S.1A.4, 6.S.1A.6, 6.L.4B.2, 6.L.4B.5
  • 7.S.1A.1, 7.S.1A.2, 7.S.1A.4, 7.S.1A.6, 7.EC.5B.1, 7.EC.5B.2

Ever wonder what happens when the Aquarium’s lights go off? Explore the Aquarium and learn about the adaptations our nocturnal animals have that allow them to survive through animal encounters, interactive shows and hands-on activities.All sleepovers include a pizza dinner, snack and breakfast.

  • 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.2, 3.S.1A.6, 3.S.1A.8, 3.L.5B.2
  • 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.2, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1A.8, 4.E.3A.3, 4.L.5B.1, 4.L.5B.3
  • 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1A.2, 5.S.1A.6, 5.S.1A.8, 5.L.4B.1, 5.L.4B.4
  • 6.S.1A.1, 6.S.1A.2, 6.S.1A.4, 6.S.1A.6, 6.L.4B.2,6.L.4B.3, 6.L.4B.5
  • 7.S.1A.1, 7.S.1A.2, 7.S.1A.4, 7.S.1A.6, 7.EC.5B.1

Put on your detective hat and discover the challenges animals face in their environment, how they overcome these challenges and what we can do to help. Groups will enjoy hands-on activities, animal encounters and interactive shows before heading off to sleep in front of our Great Ocean Tank. All sleepovers include a pizza dinner, snack and breakfast.

  • 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.2, 3.S.1A.6, 3.S.1A.8, 3.E.4B.4, 3.L.5B.1, 3.L.5B.2
  • 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.2, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1A.8, 4.L.5B.3
  • 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1A.2, 5.S.1A.6, 5.S.1A.8, 5.L.4B.3, 5.L.4B.4
  • 6.S.1A.1, 6.S.1A.2, 6.S.1A.4, 6.S.1A.6, 6.S.1A.8, 6.L.4B.2, 6.L.4B.3, 6.L.4B.4, 6.L.4B.5
  • 7.S.1A.1, 7.S.1A.2, 7.S.1A.4, 7.S.1A.6, 7.S.1A.8, 7.EC.5B.1, 7.EC.5B.4
  • 8.S.1A.1, 8.S.1A.2, 8.S.1A.4, 8.S.1A.6, 8.S.1A.8, 8.E.6B.1, 8.E.6B.2
  • H.B.1A.1, HB.1A.2, H.B.1A.4, H.B.1A.6, H.B.6D.1

Want to be a superhero? Develop your skills and learn what actions you can take to become environmental superheroes. Groups will enjoy hands-on activities, animal encounters and interactive shows before heading off to sleep in front of our Great Ocean Tank. All sleepovers include a pizza dinner, snack and breakfast.

  • 3.S.1A.1, 3.S.1A.2, 3.S.1A.6, 3.S.1A.8, 3.E.4A.3 3.E.4B.4, 3.L.5A,2, 3.L.5B.1, 3.L.5B.2
  • 4.S.1A.1, 4.S.1A.2, 4.S.1A.6, 4.S.1A.8, 4.L.5B.3
  • 5.S.1A.1, 5.S.1A.2, 5.S.1A.6, 5.S.1A.8, 5.E.3B.3, 5.E.3B.4, 5.L.4B.2
  • 6.S.1A.1, 6.S.1A.2, 6.S.1A.4, 6.S.1A.6, 6.S.1A.8, 6.E.2A.2, 6.L.4B.2, 6.L.4B.3
  • 7.S.1A.1, 7.S.1A.2, 7.S.1A.4, 7.S.1A.6, 7.S.1A.8, 7.EC.5B.2, 7.EC.5B.2
  • 8.S.1A.1, 8.S.1A.2, 8.S.1A.4, 8.S.1A.6, 8.S.1A.8, 8.E.5C.1, 8.E.6B.2
  • H.B.1A.1, HB.1A.2, H.B.1A.4, H.B.1A.6, H.B.1B.1, H.B.6C.1, H.B.6D.1, H.P.1A.2, H.E.1A.2, H.E.3B.1, H.E.3B.2, H.E.3B.4, H.E.3B.5, H.E.4A.7, H.E.5A.8

We are happy to host your scout group at the Aquarium. Sleepovers include badge or patch-related activities to help your scouts along their journey. Groups will enjoy hands-on activities, animal encounters and interactive shows before heading off to sleep in front of our Great Ocean Tank. All sleepovers include a pizza dinner, snack and breakfast.

  • Girl Scout Badges: EcoLearner, Ecofriend, Animal Habitats, Night Owl, Voice for Animals, Water, Sea Turtles, Endangered Species
  • BSA Badges: Fish and Wildlife Management, Bird Study, Reptile and Amphibian Study and Veterinary Medicine.

We are happy to help you design the best sleepover to meet your groups need. If interested in this option please reach out to sleepovers@scaquarium.org.

Sleepover FAQ

For questions, check out our Sleepover FAQ.

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