ADD A SLEEPOVER TO YOUR ADVENTURE

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SLEEP WITH THE SHARKS

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!

GROUPS

Offered every night of the year, upon availability
Non-refundable Deposit – $150
Monday – Thursday – $56.96 +tax per person
Friday – Sunday – $68.45 +tax per person
1 FREE Chaperone per 10 paid kids
Minimum – 12 Children
Maximum – 120 Total People

FAMILY

2017 Dates: March 18th, April 22nd, June 10th and 24th, August 12th, and September 16th
Open to families who cannot meet Group requirements

Inclusive Cost Per Person – $75
Non-refundable Deposit – 50%
Maximum – 40 Total People

*Family Edition programs require a minimum of 10 total participants in order to be held. If your program gets cancelled due to low attendance, we will refund or transfer monies to a different program date.

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

8:00 – 8:15 pm – Arrival, Store gear in classroom
8:15 – 8:45 pm – Intro, Rules, & Warm-Up Game
8:45 – 9:15 pm – Dive Show
9:15 – 10:15 pm – Late Night Activity
10:15 – 10:45 pm – Pizza Snack in Feeding Frenzy
10:45 – 11:45 pm – Scavenger Hunt
11:45 – 12:00 pm – Scavenger Hunt Answers
12:00 – 12:30 am – Set Up Camp in Tunnel
12:30 am – Lights Out!
7:00 am – Wake Up!
7:00 – 7:45 am – Ready for Day, Store Gear
7:45 – 8:15 am – Breakfast in Feeding Frenzy
8:15 – 8:45 am – Creature Feature
8:45 – 9:00 am – Certificate Distribution & Wrap Up
9:00 am – Aquarium & Gift Shop are Open

*Note this is only a sample schedule, activities and schedules may change.

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PJ PARTY WITH THE PENGUINS

Bring your penguin pajamas and find out what these birds do at night when you spend the night at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Penguin Playhouse! After a fun-filled night including a dive show, scavenger hunt and late night activity, drift off to sleep while penguins keep a watchful eye on you! In the morning you’ll get a chance to meet them one-on-one.

Offered every night of the year, upon availability
Non-refundable Deposit – $150
Cost Per Person – $77.35 +tax
1 FREE Chaperone per 10 paid kids
Minimum – 12 Children
Maximum – 35 Total People

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SLEEPOVER FAQs

Where do we sleep?

For the Sleep with the Sharks program you will be sleeping under the Shark Lagoon tunnel. For the PJ Party with the Penguins program you will be sleeping in the penguin exhibit.

Can people from our group join in on activities, but not stay the night?

Anyone who participates in any part of the overnight program will need to be included in your final numbers and would pay the same rate as the other participants.

Can we stay in the Aquarium the next morning?

Yes! The Sleep with the Sharks and PJ Party with the Penguins overnight programs include admission to the Aquarium the following morning.

Can we bring air mattresses?

Air mattresses are only permitted depending on the size of the group. Your confirmation will list whether or not you will be able to bring them.

Are meals included?

During the Sleep with the Sharks and PJ Party with the Penguins overnight programs we provide a late night pizza snack and a continental breakfast in the morning.

Where do we park?

There are 6 bus parking spots located directly behind the Aquarium. These spots are first come first served. Overnight program guests are welcome to park here until the program ends at 9:00 am the following morning. All vehicles must display the parking permit that is sent upon booking. After the program ends everyone will need to move their personal vehicles to the city owned parking garage located directly behind bus parking.