Saltwater Sounds Under the Deep Blue Sea

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The Charleston Symphony Orchestra’s Performing Series Kicks-Off at the South Carolina Aquarium

Join the South Carolina Aquarium and the Charleston Symphony Orchestra for the first of three Saltwater Sounds, a special oceanic voyage combining beautiful sights and sounds especially for children. Saturday, September 17, at 9:30 a.m., children will be allowed to get hands-on in a special Instrument Petting Zoo where they can see, hear, and touch instruments with the help of professional musicians. The Instrument Petting Zoo will be followed by a string quartet performance from the Symphony, in front of the Aquarium’s largest exhibit, the Great Ocean Tank.

Saltwater Sounds Schedule:

  •     9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.: Instrument Petting Zoo
  •     10 a.m. and 11 a.m.: Charleston Symphony Orchestra performance in front of the Great Ocean Tank

Saltwater Sounds is included with Aquarium admission or membership.

Musicians from the Charleston Symphony Orchestra will perform for Saltwater Sounds again on January 5, 2017 and March 25, 2017. For more information call (843) 579-8518 or visit

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, 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. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit Memberships are available by calling 843-577-FISH.


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