Sink Your Teeth into Shark Week


August 1-10 – “Chum” Play with Us!

Fun awaits you around every corner during Shark Week. You’ll be an expert on the ocean’s apex predators after visiting the shark education stations throughout the Aquarium. And before you leave, don’t forget to take a #FishFace photo in the massive jaw of a Megalodon.

Our FIN-tastic activities include:

  • Shark Art in the Great Hall
  • Find the hidden “Shark on a Shelf” to win a special prize
  • Join our trained divers for a special Shark Show as they swim with sharks in the Great Ocean Tank
  • Solve shark puzzles on the gallery walls
  • Dig for shark artifacts at the Sharkaeology station
  • Pet a bamboo shark with the help of an Aquarium expert (limited times only)


Dark Blue: The Official Shark Week Kickoff Party

Throw your fins in the air, it’s time to party! On July 31, from 7 – 11 p.m., be part of the official kickoff party for the Aquarium’s Shark Week celebration. Local bands Moxie, Jordan Igoe and Brave Baby will be putting on live music as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and libations provided by Charleston Harbor Fish House, High Cotton, Victor Social Club and Palmetto Brewing Company. Tickets are $35 each or $30 for Aquarium members.
Must be 21 years of age to attend. This indoor event is rain or shine.

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