CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - People, places, and even the animals are slowly but surely getting familiar with the Lowcountry they know and love.
The South Carolina Aquarium will reopen to the public on Wednesday.
Aquarium officials say no team members or animals were harmed during Hurricane Matthew. They also expressed their gratitude to the Charleston community for the help they received prior, during and after the hurricane.
"We are also humbled by those who have been serving our community, going immediately to the scene of an emergency and providing care," S.C. Aquarium spokesperson Kate Ditloff said. "In an effort to express our gratitude, the South Carolina Aquarium will extend free admission to all emergency management personnel, including SCDOT employees, and one guest through Saturday, Oct. 15."
Fifteen team members stayed through the storm to watch over animals, Ditloff said.
The aquarium sustained only minimal damage, she said.