Stay Safe And See You Soon

The South Carolina Aquarium made the difficult decision to close to the public through at April 30, 2020. As a science-based organization, we want to ensure that we are doing our part to help curb the transmission of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).  The health and safety of our guests, our team and our animals remains our top priority.

In keeping with our mission to connect people with water, wildlife and wild places, while we are closed we plan to provide daily online content and virtual visits. Below are ways that you can stay engaged with the Aquarium as well as general information and FAQs regarding the closure.


In keeping with our mission to connect people with water, wildlife and wild places, we’re excited to announce that we will be providing online programming including a twice-daily stream of fun and educational programming from our talented team at the Aquarium.

Join us for a virtual visit each weekday at 10 a.m. EST on Facebook and then at 1 p.m., keep an eye out for our Family Nature Challenges! And then, stay tuned in for new and additional offerings in the near future, including our virtual “Passport to Fun” and a much needed Moment of Zen. Head to our Virtual Visits page on our website for the full and updated schedule and information on how to access the live-stream or see archived programs.


Taking care of our animals and staff has always been and will continue to be our top priority. Rest assured our animals will continue to be well-provided for by our expert Animal Care Team during our closure. If you would like to contribute to our Emergency Relief Fund to ensure our ongoing demands for food, medicine and other supplies are met, please visit This fund will support our staff and ensure that we can stay connected and bring you high quality, fun and educational programming during this time when you are unable to visit.

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