You ask, we answer! Welcome to Deep Sea Diary’s monthly Q&A – a great way to connect with Aquarium experts as you fish for more information about all things Ripley’s.


Sarah asked…

Q. With the holiday season upon us, I assume it is pretty busy at the Aquarium. What is the best time to visit?

A. The Aquarium is open daily from 9:00am to 11:00pm. Our holiday peak hours are 11:00am to 4:00pm. We recommend purchasing your tickets online in advance to avoid any lineups.

When you swim by, be sure to check out one of our daily Dive Shows – running 11:15am, 1:15pm, 3:15pm and 5:15pm at Ray Bay and 7:15pm at Rainbow Reef!

Jon asked…

Q: What interactive shows or talks are available for guests over the holidays? Are these included in the ticket price?

A: Beside the above mentioned daily dive shows, the Aquarium also has daily scheduled Aquarist talks. Animals and times vary by day (and are subject to change), so be sure to check out our Discovery Center digital screen when you visit to see where and when they are being held.

The Dangerous Lagoon shark feed takes place on Tuesdays and Thurdays at 1pm and can be viewed from above water at the Dangerous Lagoon overlook or below water in the Dangerou Lagoon tunnel. Tip: Best viewing area is near the entrance to the tunnel. To learn more about what takes place during the shark feed, check out this post.

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