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At the South Carolina Aquarium overlooking the Charleston Harbor, connect with more than 5,000 amazing animals and learn how you can protect them. Come face-to-face with sick and injured sea turtles in rehabilitation at our newest addition, Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™, and follow their journeys from rescue to rehab to release. Visit our two touch tanks for a hands-on experience with stingrays, sharks, horseshoe crabs, sea stars, and urchins. Learn fascinating details about the natural world at daily dive shows and animal encounters. Discover the wonder of water, wildlife, and wild places at the South Carolina Aquarium.
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Friendly and knowledgeable staff members are on hand to answer any questions that you may have about the incredible creatures on display, like whether snakes are slimy or how to distinguish between alligators and crocodiles. You will learn how these intriguing animals eat, play, and sleep, and you’ll take home ideas to help protect these species in the wild.
Universal Studios Florida hurls you into the cutting-edge worlds of today’s hottest entertainment. Here you’re the star as you go beyond the screen, behind At Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™, experience the journey of sick and injured sea turtles from rescue to rehabilitation to release. Witness our veterinary team in action, providing medicine, nutrition, and therapy to turtles as they recover. Then, practice your own veterinary skills as you diagnose turtles at simulated medical stations. Learn why sea turtles come to our care center and how you can help to protect them in the wild. As you come face-to-face with our current sea turtle patients and discover their unique stories, you’ll be inspired to conserve our oceans for years to come.
Spend your evening with them for all-inclusive experiences surrounded by water, wildlife, and wild places at South Carolina Aquarium After Hours events. Enjoy small plates from their Good Catch partners plus beer, wine, and entertainment as you stroll through the galleries, or just relax and enjoy the views of the Charleston Harbor in great company. Events are 21+.
Touch and feel several species of invertebrates, like hermit crabs, whelk, sea urchins, horseshoe crabs, and Atlantic stingrays. Aquarium staff and volunteers answer questions while you explore.
Explore North America’s deepest tank! It’s impossible to miss our two-story, 385,000-gallon Great Ocean Tank. You’ll practically rub noses with sharks and can wave a flipper hello to our 220-pound loggerhead sea turtle, Caretta.
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