Sea Life by Starlight Returns to the South Carolina Aquarium on December 9

September 20, 2023

Tickets on Sale Now for This Festive Fundraiser Benefiting the Sea Turtle Care Center™

Join the South Carolina Aquarium for an evening that is out of this world at Supernova Sea Life by Starlight on December 9 from 8–11 p.m. This all-inclusive, 21+ festive event features a full bar, small plates, a silent auction, dancing and more to benefit the Sea Turtle Care Center.

Playing off the evening’s interstellar theme, guests are encouraged to dress in their vibrant celestial-inspired attire that’s “out of this world.” Now through October 8, early bird pricing for main event tickets is $70. Prices increase to $95 for general admission and $85 for Aquarium members after.  VIP tickets include an additional hour of the event prior to gates opening, an exciting cocktail competition and quality time with Sea Turtle Care Center patients before the blinds are drawn at 8 p.m.

Attendees will also enjoy the Aquarium Aglow experience. This holiday light spectacular invites guests to celebrate the season and make lifelong memories with incredible light installations, festive refreshments and multiple photo ops.

Proceeds from Supernova Sea Life by Starlight support the work of the Sea Turtle Care Center. Sea turtles arrive at the Care Center suffering from a variety of ailments, including debilitated turtle syndrome, predation and boat strike wounds, injuries from accidental interactions with fishing gear and even exposure to dangerously low temperatures. Our staff veterinarians diagnose each turtle and work with Care Center staff and volunteers to provide treatments and rehabilitative care with the ultimate goal to release them back into the wild.

Learn more and buy tickets at

About the South Carolina Aquarium:

The South Carolina Aquarium, Charleston’s No.1 family attraction, is home to more than 5,000 animals, from river otters and sharks to sea turtles and shorebirds, and represents the rich biodiversity of our state — from the mountains to the sea. Visitors can also get an inside look at the Sea Turtle Care Center™, a working hospital dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of sick and injured sea turtles. While fulfilling its mission to promote education, conservation, and an exceptional visitor experience, the Aquarium also presents sweeping views of the Charleston Harbor along with interactive exhibits and programs for visitors of all ages.