Join the South Carolina Aquarium for World Turtle Celebration

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Come Shell-ebrate May 21 with a Ton of Turtle Activities!

World Turtle Day at the South Carolina Aquarium!

Honor one of the most endearing and symbolic animals of America’s native wildlife by joining the South Carolina Aquarium for World Turtle Day. Taking place May 21, the annual event shines a spotlight on care, conservation and awareness of the oldest living reptiles in the world. Enjoy special on-site turtle-themed activities and programs, plus additional behind-the-scenes tours of the Sea Turtle Hospital.

Turtle-riffic activities from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. include:

  • See many turtle species as you journey from the mountains to the sea inside the Aquarium
  • Visit education stations focusing on different species of turtles
  • Watch terrapins, some of our smallest turtles, paint unique works of art
  • Meet the teams that protect endangered sea turtles along the South Carolina coast
  • Walk away knowing more about how you can help protect threatened and endangered turtles
  • Take a tour of the Sea Turtle Hospital
  •      Four tours to choose from
  •      Come eye-to-eye with sea turtles currently in recovery
  •      Find out more about their daily care
  •      Tickets: $10 for adults, $5 for children; all proceeds go directly to care for the patients
  • Enjoy sea turtle story time and a sea turtle themed craft and coloring table

World Turtle Celebration is a great opportunity to learn more about the threats facing turtles and what can be done to protect them! World Turtle Celebration is included with Aquarium admission. For more information, call (843) 577-FISH (3474).

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 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 the Charleston Harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.

The South Carolina Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization and is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (last ticket sold at 4 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) 577-FISH (3474) or visit

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