Community to get first glimpse of S.C. Aquarium’s Shark Shallows exhibit this weekend

A nurse shark is one of four different species of sharks and stingrays at the Shark Shallows exhibit opening Saturday at the South Carolina Aquarium. (Paul Zoeller/Staff).

The South Carolina Aquarium will introduce its newest finned family members to the public this weekend with the opening of Shark Shallows. The aquarium will celebrate the grand opening of the exhibit, where guests can touch sharks and stingrays, with free face painting, appearances by mascots Miles and Bob, and other activities. The first 200 visitors receive free shark backpacks.

When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday

Where: 100 Aquarium Wharf

Price: $24.95 for adults, $17.95 for children ages 3 to 12, free for toddlers and members

More info: 577-FISH(3474),