Spring Break

You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy Spring Break — give yourself permission to play! From dive shows and a scavenger hunt to interactive talks and unparalleled views of Charleston, we have something to enrich everyone’s day. Whether you’re enjoying family time on the kids’ days off, taking some “R&R” from college studies or unplugging from work for a day of fun, make the South Carolina Aquarium your Spring Break destination!


Dive Shows and Programs

In addition to daily programs throughout our exhibits, you can explore under the water’s surface during dive shows at the Great Ocean Tank! North America’s deepest tank is home to fish, sharks, stingrays, a green moray eel and our resident loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta. Hear from a diver in the tank and learn about how we can respect and protect these amazing aquatic species!


Up-Close Encounters

See animals up close and gently touch critters like snakes and turtles during daily animal encounters. Be on the lookout for some exciting animal enrichment; you may see our animals with something new and interesting in their exhibits. Plus, you can get an inside look at the Sea Turtle Care Center™, coming face to face with current patients in rehabilitation!

a cownose stingray shows its mouth as it swims upward in an aquarium

Feed the Rays

Get closer to stingrays than ever before as you feed our cownose rays by hand! Guests are invited to gently touch the rays in The Shallows, and those looking for some extra excitement can purchase a feeding voucher for $5 at Admissions or the Information Desk. 10:15 a.m.–4 p.m. daily, while supplies last.

A man, woman and two children stand on the South Carolina Aquarium Harbor Overlook and gaze out to the Charleston Harbor. Lots of blue water and the Ravenel Bridge are pictured as a seagull flies by.

Downtown Charleston

Consistently topping lists of best places to visit, top cities to live in and most amazing vacations, Charleston, South Carolina serves as the Aquarium’s… well, habitat! The Aquarium sits on the waterfont of the Charleston Harbor, boasting unparalleled views of the Arthur Ravenel Jr. Bridge and USS Yorktown. Other cultural attractions, like the International African American Museum and Fort Sumter Tours, are within walking distance, filling this hub of the city with history and education. Whether you’re a local of the Holy City, driving in from the Upstate or even visiting from far out of town, there’s plenty to see and do around the Aquarium!

Membership pays for itself in just two visits!
View our upcoming events for additional opportunities to explore.
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