Underwater Pumpkin Carving Competition at SC Aquarium

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Charleston, SC: On Saturday, October 31, the South Carolina Aquarium will host an underwater pumpkin carving competition.

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Competition, Oct. 23 & 31st

10 a.m.: Halloween enrichment with the new Red Ruffed Lemurs

11 a.m.: Underwater pumpkin carving competition at the Great Ocean tank

1:30 p.m.: Halloween enrichment with the Bald Eagle

2 p.m.: Halloween enrichment with the River Otters

  • Join the South Carolina Aquarium for a special, one-of-a-kind Halloween celebration.
  • On October 23rd and 31st the Aquarium will host its annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving Competition.
  • Join Aquarium divers in the Great Ocean tank and watch as they carve intricate ocean-themed designs into pumpkins, underwater!
  • They will be carving the pumpkins while hundreds of animals, including sharks, and a 250-pound sea turtle swim around them
  • When they finish the audience will vote on their favorite design
  • The show starts at 11 a.m.
  • Be sure to arrive early, and stick around after the carving competition to see some special Halloween themed-enrichment
  • Enrichment is a key part of the animal care program at the South Carolina Aquarium.
  • It often involves treats such as food puzzles and toys that challenges the animals and helps them maintain a level activity that’s similar to their natural behavior in the wild.

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