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South Carolina Aquarium

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The South Carolina Aquarium, jutting out 200 feet into
the Charleston Harbor, offers a state-of-the-art environmental learning center
that encompasses the entire spectrum of the Southeast Appalachian Watershed as
found in South Carolina: the Mountains, the Piedmont, the Coastal Plain, the
Coast, and the Ocean. The Aquarium’s mission is to inspire conservation of the
natural world by exhibiting and caring for animals, by excelling in education
and research, and by providing an exceptional visitor experience. The South
Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization relying on the
support of paying guests, members, foundations and the generosity of donors.
The Aquarium’s 93,000-square-foot building includes nine galleries featuring
more than 5,000 amazing aquatic animals, from river otters and sharks to
loggerhead turtles and American alligators, within approximately 50 exhibits


Programs by South Carolina Aquarium

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Animal Art at the South Carolina Aquarium

Get out your art supplies! Spend a virtual field trip with an turtle from the South Carolina Aquarium and watch as they create a painting as you create alongside them! Learn all about their adaptations and how the Aquarium uses enrichment to keep...


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Great Ocean Voyage: Shark Adaptations

Walk through the Aquarium and learn about stingray adaptations in The Shallows. Then “dive into” the deepest tank in North America: our Great Ocean Tank!


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Mountain - Swamp Trek : a Habitat Adventure!

Start at the top of the mountains, meet our resident river otters and learn all about their special adaptations. Then travel to the swamp and discover the differences and similarities between these two habitats!


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Saltmarsh Exploration : Food Chains Along the Coast

Take a trip through the saltmarsh and explore the delicate balance of this ecosystem. Meet rescued animals and discover how to protect this habitat.


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Visit the Sea Turtle Care Center

Come face-to-face with the patients in our Sea Turtle Care Center and learn about the process of rescue, rehabilitation and release. 


More About This Provider

Type of Organization

Science Center/Zoo


Susan McLaughlin
100 Aquarium Wharf
Charleston South Carolina 29401
United States

Primary Disciplines

The programs of South Carolina Aquarium cover:

Career Education
Special Education
Gifted & Talented
Special Needs