Discounted Admission for Military Personnel and Special Navy-themed Events
CHARLESTON, S.C. – April 9, 2010 – Come join the South Carolina Aquarium in welcoming the Navy Explosive Ordnance and Disposal Dive Team during Charleston’s 2010 Navy Week. The Aquarium will play host to the Navy on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17. In appreciation of our Armed Forces, all active duty military adults can enjoy $5 off adult admission during the entire week, April
12 – April 18, with an active duty military identification card. (Offer cannot be combined with any other discount.)
Special Navy-themed programs will be running throughout the week. On Friday April 16, at 3 p.m. and Saturday, April 17 at both 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. guests can enjoy speaking directly with Navy divers as they participate in an interactive dive show. Guests will be invited to watch as Navy divers and Aquarium staff explore the habitats and lives of the animals in the South Carolina Aquarium’s largest exhibit, The Great Ocean Tank. Before and after the dive shows on both Friday and Saturday, guests won’t want to miss demonstrations of the remote control robots used in the Navy’s ordnance disposal.
For the best view of the Blue Angels Air Show, join us on the Aquarium’s Riverside Terrace Saturday, April 17 or Sunday, April 18 at 2 p.m. With limited viewing space, guests are encouraged to come early. The Blue Angels flight demonstration exhibits choreographed refinements of skills possessed by all naval aviators as well as exciting acrobatic maneuvers such as the four-jet Diamond formation. For more information, call (843) 577-FISH (3474) or visit www.scaquarium.org
About the South Carolina Aquarium:
The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s most-visited attraction, features thousands of amazing aquatic animals from river otters to sharks to loggerhead turtles in more than 60 exhibits representing the rich biodiversity of South Carolina from the mountains to the sea. Dedicated to promoting education and conservation, the Aquarium also presents fabulous views of Charleston harbor and interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.
The South Carolina Aquarium, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, is open Monday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (last ticket sold at 5 p.m.) from March1 to August 15 and is open Monday – Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m (last ticket sold at 4 p.m.) from August 16 to April 30. The Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day, half day Dec. 24 (open 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and Dec. 25. Admission prices are: Children 1 and under (free); Youth 2-11 ($10.95); Adults ($17.95); Seniors 62+ ($16.95). Military, AAA, senior, college and group discounts are available. For more information call 843-720-1990 or visit www.scaquarium.org. Memberships are available by calling 843-577-FISH (3474)
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