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Dive into Shark Week at the South Carolina Aquarium
7/26/2016 4:47:45 PM


Celebrate the ocean’s most fascinating predator during South Carolina Aquarium’s Shark Week celebration, August 6-13, 2016. Experience eight days of fun with activities and programs that dispel the misconceptions surrounding sharks. Guests will learn more about the ocean’s top predator and why it is so important to protect them, not fear them. This year the toothy celebration ends with a special Shark Week party, Dark Blue, an evening of live music, dining and dancing at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Shark Week happenings:
Get ready for some fin-tastic fun! With shark-themed dive shows, interactive shark carts and our popular Shark on the Shelf, there’s excitement for every age all week long:

  • Be greeted by Bruce, the Aquarium’s giant inflatable shark
  • Daily interactive animal show
  • Interact with experts at shark-themed dive shows
  • Find the “Shark on the Shelf” making a special summer appearance, and win a special toothy prize
  • Get your photo taken in a giant megalodon jaw
  • Play in the shark dress-up area
  • Marvel at the sharks that call the Great Ocean Tank home, including sand tiger sharks!

Dark Blue
Put on your dancing fins! Celebrate the end of Shark Week and say goodbye to summer in style with this special evening of entertainment and shaggin’ on the harbor to classic beach music:

  • Friday, August 12, 2016 from 6-11 p.m.
  • Tickets prices are $30 for adults, $25 for member adults and $15 for children
  • There will be a cash bar and food for purchase
  • Local musical performances will be spread throughout the Aquarium playing at different times throughout the evening
  • Musical acts performing include SondorBlue, Shem Creek Boogie Band, The High Divers and DJ United
  • The event will feature live music and dancing, as well as the Aquarium experience and great views of the harbor

For more information on Shark Week, visit or call (843) 577-FISH (3474). 


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