South Carolina Aquarium celebrates Halloween with month-long promotion Scary'um Aquarium

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With pumpkin fun for animals and new family-friendly boos to discover, you won't want to miss the South Carolina Aquarium's month-long event Scary'um Aquarium.

Beginning Friday, October 1st, buoys and ghouls of all ages can enjoy this Halloween adventure that includes the new special edition program Animal Enrichment with Pumpkins. Every Sunday at 1 p.m. come watch as one of our animals explores a pumpkin in their exhibit. Enriching their daily routine, see how the otters, penguins, eagle and rare albino alligator react to this new object.

Then explore the rest of the Aquarium with family-friendly, spooky exhibits such as the new Shipwreck Tunnel, the favorite haunted Camp Carolina, and the peculiar Creatures of the Deep. Also catch one of the spook-tacular dive shows and animal programs preformed daily. Kids won't want to miss this opportunity to celebrate Halloween all month and enjoy a special $2 off children's admission for coming in costume.

Scary'um Aquarium is FREE with General Admission.

Month-long Scary'um Aquarium activities include:

  • Journey through the new Shipwreck Tunnel, uncover bones in Spookeology, puzzle over The Creatures of the Deep, solve the mystery of Lizardman in Camp Carolina and explore family-friendly boos in all your favorite exhibits. 
  • Slither on over to a 'Scare Cart' for hands-on learning with night frights like owls or snakes, or some of the scary creatures of the deep ocean like eels.
  • Solve the riddle of the Lost Species Cemetery and other take home games.  
  • Animal Enrichment with Pumpkins - 1 p.m. on Sundays  
  • Night Frights: A Great Hall Animal Program, 1 p.m.,  Monday through Saturday  
  • Fish or Dare: A Great Ocean Tank Dive Show, 3 p.m., daily 
  • Creepy Crawly Critters: A Great Hall Interactive Program, 4 p.m., daily 

Finally, an annual favorite at the Aquarium, Fish or Treat, will offer a members-only toddler-friendly time from 5 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 29th, followed by the members-only Fish or Treat for all ages beginning at 5:30 p.m. Beauties and beasts of all shapes and sizes can join the aquatic animals and 'fish or treat' throughout the Aquarium. Enjoy divers of the deep lurking in the Great Ocean Tank, a juggler, a Pucker Candy station and many other ghoulish games. Families are invited to come dressed in their most creative costumes to participate in our costume contest.

Register now for this members-only event by calling (843) 577-3474.