Sleep with the Sharks

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Do sharks sleep?

Find out for yourself when you spend the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies!

After a fun-filled night including a dive show, scavenger hunt, and late night activity, drift off to sleep while sharks keep a watchful eye on you.

Sample Sleepover Schedule

  • 8:00pm — Check-In
  • 8:15pm — Welcome and Warm-Up Game
  • 8:45pm — Dive Show
  • 9:15pm — NEW OPTION for Late Night Activity
  • 10:15pm — Pizza Snack and Healthier Snack Option
  • 10:45pm — Scavenger Hunt and Aquarium Self-Guided Tour
  • 11:45pm — Set Up Camp in Shark Lagoon
  • 12:00am — Lights Out
  • 7:00am — Wake Up
  • 7:45am — Continental Breakfast and Healthier Options
  • 8:15am — Creature Feature
  • 8:45am — See You Again Soon!

Additional Information & Requirements

  • Offered every night of the week.
  • 12 child minimum – 100 person maximum.
  • If you are not able to meet the minimum requirements listed above, inquire about our Family Editions on March 28, June 21, September 20, New ‘Hallo-Green’ on October 31, 2014 and December 6, 2014 - Maximum of 40 People per Date. Reserve Now!
  • One complimentary adult for every 10 paid children.
  • Complimentary LED Glow Necklace for Each Participant.
  • Credit card is required to secure reservation.
  • October 31, 2014 – ‘Hallo-Green’ event will feature crafts made of only Sustainable Products and other Activities relating to our Green Efforts.


  • PJ Party With the Penguins at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
    •      NEW One of our Adorable Penguins will come meet YOU!
  • Bedtime With the Bizarre at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium
  • Midnight With the Monsters at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure


To make reservations please call 888-240-1358 ext. 2142 or send an email to our education department.