Bid Farewell to Summer and Our Furry Friends this “Lemur” Day Weekend at the South Carolina Aquarium

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Visit the Ring-tailed Lemurs at the South Carolina Aquarium before they head on their next adventure

Head to the South Carolina Aquarium for "Lemur" Day Weekend

September 3, 2015— Lemurs are taking over Labor Day Weekend at the South Carolina Aquarium. Join the festivities this “Lemur” Day Weekend as we bid farewell to our four furry and playful friends with special celebratory activities. Chandler, Cebes, Herodotus and Limerick, are continuing their journey and moving to the Minnesota Zoo. Visit the Aquarium now through Monday, Sept. 7 for your last chance to “hang” with the lemur family. Guests can share their well wishes with the lemurs by writing a note on a postcard located at the exhibit and putting it in their special suitcase. The lemurs will also enjoy enrichment activities on Sept. 7, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., including a special frozen treat! Enrichment has always been a crucial part of caring for the lemurs, offering physical and visual stimulation for these inquisitive primates. Don’t miss your last chance to watch the ring-tailed lemurs play in their exhibit.

Follow the South Carolina Aquarium on Facebook and Twitter for the announcement about the new animals that will call the lemur exhibit home. “Lemur” Day Weekend is included with general admission to the Aquarium. For more information, visit or call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

Fast Facts:

  • “Lemur” Day Weekend takes place Sept. 7 and includes lemur enrichment and other fun activities
  • The family of four ring-tailed lemurs have been guests at the Aquarium for the past three years and are now moving to the Minnesota Zoo
  • Follow the South Carolina Aquarium on Twitter and Facebook for the announcement about the new animals that will call the lemur exhibit home
  • “Lemur” Day Weekend activities are included with general admission

For all media inquiries, please contact Kate Dittloff at (843) 579-8660 or kdittloff(at)scaquarium(dot)org

About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters and sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Toddlers (2 and under) free; Youth (3-12) $17.95; Adults (13+) $24.95. The Aquarium plus the 4-D Theater experience is free for Toddlers, $22.95 for Children, $29.95 for Adults. The 4-D Theater experience only is $6.95 for Children and Adults, and free for Members. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit Memberships are available by calling 843-577-FISH.


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