South Carolina Aquarium

Experience the beauty and mysteries of the ocean and inland waters of the Carolinas. The South Carolina Aquarium features a touch tank, interactive dive shows, animal feedings, and scavenger hunts, that educate and entertain. Groups will enjoy seeing aquatic animals such as fiddler crabs, Spanish hogfish, sand tiger sharks, octopi, river otters, brook trout, and seahorses. Educational programs aim to teach groups about topics such as animal classification, food chains, taxonomy, watersheds, and adaptations. The Aquarium Rovers outreach program, available for schools, lets students have a classroom lesson with live aquatic critters. The Aquarium offers workshop days for homeschoolers.
 
Contact Info 
Address: 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC 29401. Charleston County. Tel: 843-577-3474. Email: education@scaquarium.org. Website: www.scaquarium.org. Hrs: Vary by season.  
 
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-12th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Guided Tours, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: Varies. Cost: Fee.
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Aquarium Lesson Plan

Did you know a sea cucumber can shoot its intestines at predators in order to avoid being eaten? That an electric eel can produce 500 watts of electricity to frighten away predators? Let students act like scientists to observe marine life while focusing on habitat, survival, and defense mechanisms.... Continue