Conservation

Conservation & EducationOur Mission

Our mission is to provide a top quality, world class aquatic life facility that will foster environmental education, conservation, and research, while simultaneously providing entertainment for visitors of all ages.

 

Conservation & Education

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is designed to educate and motivate individuals into taking positive actions whether at home or in our local communities.

Ripley’s Aquariums in the US are leaders in their local communities, setting and raising the bar for animal husbandry, exhibits, and educational programs.

Engaged & Committed

Our aquarium staff participate in environmental clean-ups in our local communities whether at the beach or in the mountains.

Beach sweeps, river rummages and adopted scenic highway clean-ups of litter and other trash are regularly scheduled events with uniformed staff that help also to create public awareness.

Aquarium staff is also involved in conservation education within our communities by organizing local public events for national campaigns such as Party for the Planet / Earth Day, Shark Week, and Year of the Frog.

Accredited by the AZAAccreditation Standards

Both of the Ripley’s Aquariums located in the United States are fully accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.