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Summer Camps at the Aquarium

Camps at Ripley’s are interactive, innovative, and entertaining for guests of all ages. Fun, excitement, and memories that last a lifetime are what you will find when you participate in one of our camp programs.


Campers will spend one full day learning what it takes to become a Ripley’s Jr. Aquarist! This camp is designed to inspire and educate kids on marine science and conservation. Activities during this program include: behind the scenes during a shark feeding, feeding stingrays, water quality testing, dissecting a squid, and more!


Aquarium admission, activities, lunch, & a token of participation
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Ages: 8-14
Cost per person: $79.99 +tax

*Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program.


Jul 06

Jr. Aquarist Camp

July 6 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Jul 27

Jr. Aquarist Camp

July 27 @ 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM


We invite your little one to go on an exciting half-day adventure with our Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies education staff! In our Expedition camps, campers will be engaged with story time, a scavenger hunt, crafts, and so much more! Campers even get a chance to get up close and personal with one of our fascinating animals! Each camp date will be focusing on a unique habitat and the animals that live there.


Aquarium admission, activities, mid-morning snack, & a token of participation
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ages: 4-7
Minimum: 6 campers to hold this program
Cost per person: $29.99 +tax


Jun 16

Expedition Camp: Silly Sharks

June 16 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jun 23

Expedition Camp: Playful Penguins!

June 23 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jun 30

Expedition Camp: Outrageous Octopus

June 30 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Jul 07

Expedition Camp: Sensational Sea Turtles

July 7 @ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an aquatic vet? We invite you to join us for an immersive learning experience! During this camp, we will perform some of the day to day activities that vets are responsible for, such as suturing, reading ultrasounds, examining specimens under a microscope, and more! We will also have the opportunity to hear from the veterinarian that takes care of the animals here at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies!

Camp Includes:

  • Aquarium admission
  • Activities
  • Lunch
  • Token of participation

Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Ages: 9-14
Minimum: 3 campers to hold this program
Cost per person: $79.99 +tax


Jun 14

Vet Camp

June 14 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Jun 28

Vet Camp

June 28 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
Jul 28

Vet Camp

July 28 @ 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM

Summer Camps at the Aquarium

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Coral Reef - Clownfish