SC Aquarium says it’s Fighting to Keep ‘Heart and Soul’ of Attraction During COVID-19

Monday, September 21st, 2020

When the South Carolina Aquarium closed its doors for about three months this year, expenses were racking up even when it was empty of visitors. During the shutdown, the attraction still had 5,000 animals to care for, all while missing out on what would typically be some of the best weeks of the year for admission revenue. 

“A lot of our expenses are fixed,” said Juan-Pablo Mancia, chief financial officer. Without any of the costs of being open to the public, just the “bare bones” functions of caring for animals and maintaining the facility would cost about $4.5 million a year, he said. 

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