Lowcountry Estuarium Intro and Driving Directions

Estuary: Where fresh and salt water meet and mix.

Estuarium: Land-based home to creatures from the estuary.

The Lowcountry Estuarium is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to the principle of “Conservation through Education”

Since the August 2011 closing, due to funding losses, of our Learning Center on Paris Ave. in Port Royal, SC; the facility’s creatures have found an interim home in the art gallery/gift shop of the our curator, Bob Bender, which is also located in Port Royal at 630 16th St. Ext.

Visitation is available seven days a week by APPOINTMENT ONLY by calling 843-524-6600 or 843-263-7969 or email estuarium@islc.net. You should plan on spending 45 min. to an hour or even longer with inquisitive kids. And yes, the critters will be fed during your visit.

Note: Making your own videos of your visit for posting on YouTube and Facebook is encouraged.

There is no fee but donations will be greatly appreciated. All art sales benefit the Estuarium.