The Heart of What We Do
Our team of award-winning educators combine the joy of learning with the wonders of nature through STEM-based programming and interactive activities. Their love and knowledge of water, wildlife and wild places inspire people to become protectors of our planet and spark the conservationists of tomorrow, lighting the way for kids and adults alike to be lifelong advocates for wildlife. Education is truly the heart of what we do.
High School Intern Program
This competitive, paid internship and training course provides hands-on professional experiences and environmental stewardship opportunities to 20 tri-county high school juniors.
Teen Science Café
South Carolina Aquarium Teen Science Café out-of-school programs are a free, fun way for teens to explore the big advances in science and technology affecting their lives. Teens and STEM experts engage in lively conversations and activities to explore a topic deeply.
Job Shadow Program
Our exciting Job Shadow Program allows students in grades 6 to 12 to gain a glimpse into the aquarium world. Students get the opportunity to observe jobs that keep the Aquarium afloat, like that of an aquarist, an educator or a mammal behaviorist.
The Aquarium proudly offers free programming to schools through donation-funded School Programs. Students visiting the Aquarium as part of School Programs participate in classroom activities that reinforce South Carolina state science standards.
Holland Lifelong Learning
Holland Lifelong Learning allows you to explore top issues in conservation, research and science with expert-led discussions geared toward adults in a relaxed social environment.
Our Angelfish Program and open-access initiatives makes it possible to welcome deserving guests free of charge to the Aquarium to learn about water, wildlife and wild places.