Whether you’re a Lowcountry local or visiting the coast to make new memories, the South Carolina Aquarium is your destination for Spring Break fun! Encounter nearly 5,000 animals as you explore habitats representing the entire state, from the bald eagles soaring over Upstate mountains to the majestic sharks of the deep Atlantic. Included with admission, peek into the Sea Turtle Care Center™, where you will come face-to-face with current patients and learn incredible stories of rescue, rehabilitation and release!

A young girl in a pink hat reaches toward a juvenile American alligator held by Aquarium staff during an animal encounter at South Carolina Aquarium

Encounters and Enrichment

See animals up close and gently touch critters like snakes and alligators 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, or even a special snack!


Daily Programs

Join our educators for fun programs all about the animals that call our Aquarium home. You’ll learn all about their stories, their diverse habitats and how you can help protect their species. Plus, get in on the fun during an interactive show at the Great Ocean Tank, the deepest tank in North America!


Feed the Rays

Not only can you touch the rays in The Shallows, but you can feed them, too! Feed the cownose rays by hand and give them a fishy treat daily from 10:15 a.m. through 4 p.m., while supplies last. Purchase a stingray feeding voucher for $5 at the admission gate or information desk during your visit.


Fun Family Activities

A visit to the Aquarium is filled with fun activities for the entire family! Search for answers within our exhibits to complete a scavenger hunt for a prize or chat with an expert during a Turtle Talk. You can even search for wild dolphins from our Harbor Overlook!

Membership pays for itself in just two visits!
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