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Autism Family Day

April 29 @ 7:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Autism Family Day

Event Details

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Annual Autism Family Day

Advocates for Autism (AFA) and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies present their annual Autism Family Day!

  • Ripley’s Aquarium is opening extra early with all background music turned off from 7:30-10:00am.
  • You must arrive between 7:30-9:00am to get the special admission price of $15.05 per person (includes tax) and bring your registration receipt (printed “ticket”) from Eventbrite.
  • Feel free to bring other family members.
  • You will be welcome to stay as long as you like (into the afternoon if you want!) after the general public begins arriving at 9am.
  • A Quiet Room will be available.
  • Volunteers will be on hand to help visitors as needed.

We are Proud to be a Certified Autism Center

We are pleased to announce Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies has earned certification as a Certified Autism Center. This designation given by IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) is awarded to organizations who have completed a training and review process to better serve individuals with sensory needs. We host several sensory-friendly events and nights throughout the year which offer lowered lighting and music throughout the facility. We also offer quiet spaces for those that may need a break during their visit. We work with Autism Site Knoxville and Advocates for Autism to provide a safe and fun environment for all of our guests.

For any additional questions guest can contact aquariumofthesmokies@ripleys.com or (865) 430-8808.



April 29
7:30 AM - 10:00 AM
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Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738 United States
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(865) 430-8808