SC Wildlife and Aquarium

AN OVERVIEW

The Avian Conservation Center and the Center for Birds of Prey, located in Awendaw, SC, is a place for wildlife and nature lovers. The facility is spread out over 150 acres of land near the Francis Marion forest and houses approximately 120 birds including hawks, kites, eagles, vultures, and owls. The staff and volunteers at the Center rescue around 500 injured and threatened birds a year. The birds that are unable to be safely released back into the wild act as educational diplomats for conservation and are the stars of the show at the Center. The facility is open to the public for tours and flight demonstrations Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Children who love science and wildlife will have an especially great experience here.

 

A falcon soars during a flight demonstration at the Birds of Prey Center

Flight demonstrations are held Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.                 © 2013 Audra L. Gibson

 

LOCATION

The Center is located at 4872 Seewee Road, Awendaw, SC 29429.

Call (843) 971- 7474 for directions or with any questions.

 

TOUR AND FLIGHT DEMONSTRATION TIMES

The Center for Birds of Prey is open year-round to the public Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays. The grounds are open from 10:00 a.m. - 5;00 p.m. these days. Guided tours of the facility begin at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Flight demonstrations are held directly after the guided tours at 11:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

 

ADMISSION FEES

Adult tickets: $15.00 • Children (ages 6-17): $10.00 • Children (ages 5 and under): Free of charge

* The Center offers a $1 discount to Seniors and Active Duty Military, and $2 off adults who are members of AAA

 

An owl glides silently over Lowcountry grass at the Center for the Birds of Prey.

Did you know that the flight of an owl was silent?                                                 © 2013 Audra L. Gibson

 

THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO BRING

Guests are encouraged to bring comfortable walking shoes, water, and sunglasses. The Center is located a fair distance from most local hotels and accommodations, so guests should be prepared to bring snacks in the car or drive to a local eatery after they enjoy the grounds.

 

WHILE YOU'RE IN THE AREA

If you make the drive out to Awendaw and would like to be in the area for the day, Eco Tours from Bulls Island run early morning and at lunch time with Coastal Expeditions.

 

Click here to read our most recent blog on the Center for Birds of Prey at SEWE.

 

source: The Avian Conservation Center and The Center for Birds of Prey

AN OVERVIEW

The South Carolina Aquarium opened it's doors in May of 2000 in Charleston, SC. Located on the water with views of the Charleston Harbor, the aquarium features aquatic life from five major regions in the Southeast. In addition to the interesting marine life on hand, the aquarium also champions education programs, conservation efforts, and a top notch sea turtle rescue program. Guests may need a half day to take in the various exhibits, aquarium shop, and cafe. The aquarium offers something entertaining for both kids and adults and is a great option to escape the heat or a rainy day in Charleston.

 

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