Southern Spirits

What is Southern Spirits?

Southern Spirits is the fifth event in the 2019 After Hours event series, featuring batch cocktail tastings from southern distilleries. Celebrate Halloween and come in costume for this 21+ tasting event! Sustainably sourced small plates from Good Catch partners, entertainment, animal encounters and additional bar refreshments are also provided with purchase of your all-inclusive ticket.

How much are tickets and what does it include?

Ticket prices are $45 for general admission and $40 for Aquarium members. After Hours events are all inclusive, including open beer and wine bars, small plates from Good Catch Partners and animal encounters with our education staff.

Is there food?

We will have small plates from our Good Catch partners at stations throughout the Aquarium.

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets for Southern Spirits can be purchased here.

What time do the doors open?

Doors open to the public at 7:00 p.m. No entry will be allowed after 9:15 p.m.

What time does the event end?

The bar closes at 9:50 p.m., and the event concludes at 10:00 p.m.

What should I wear?

Most attendees of Southern Spirits come in tasteful costume attire – there will be a costume contest at 8:30 p.m.!

What should I bring?

Please have your ticket and photo ID ready. All After Hours events are 21+. If you forget your paper ticket, we can scan it through your original confirmation email or look it up with the credit card used to purchase the tickets. Outside food and beverage is not permitted.

Will I be able to buy tickets at the gate?

If tickets have not sold out ahead of time, you are able to purchase tickets at the door. For the most up to date information on tickets, please visit the ticket link. Please note: to avoid ticket scams, only purchase tickets directly from the South Carolina Aquarium website or Customer Service Center.

What if it rains? What is the refund policy?

All events are rain or shine. No refunds are provided.

Where should I park?

There is a pay-to-park garage located at 24 Calhoun. There are also multiple metered spots in the surrounding area. If you drive to and from the event, please do so responsibly.

Do you offer member, military, senior citizen or other discounts?

General admission tickets are $45. We provide a $5 discount on member tickets, making them $40. For information on membership, please visit scaquarium.org/membership.

Are cameras allowed?

Cameras and photography are allowed throughout the building. However, please refrain from using flash photography in Zucker Family Sea Turtle Recovery™ and other exhibits with a designated sign.