penguins

Make your reservation online!

Reserve Online!

PENGUIN ENCOUNTER

Meet the Aquarium’s most adorable creatures Face-to-Beak! Interact with one of the playful penguins from the state-of-the-art indoor/outdoor habitat!

Please note, the Penguin Experience is an add-on to your Aquarium ticket and does not include admission to the Aquarium.

DETAILS

  • Learn from our Aquarium staff expert
  • Pet a Penguin
  • Get a souvenir photo with the penguin
  • Cost per person: $49.99
  • For ages 4-years and up
  • Paid adult is required for children ages 4-7

ONLINE RESERVATIONS

  • 11:45 a.m. – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays
  • 9:30 a.m. – Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

GUEST SERVICES BOOKING

Please email aquariumofthesmokies@ripleys.com or call Guest Services at 888-240-1358 to book.

  • 3:30 p.m. – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays

*Remember the interaction is with a live animal and therefore dependent on the nature and well being of the birds.

penguin paintings

PENGUIN PAINTING EXPERIENCE

See the Aquarium’s Most Adorable Creatures Paint! Would you like to see one of our African Penguin artists in action? Join us in our Penguin Painting Experience and take home a one-of-a-kind piece of art that you helped create!

To make a reservation fill, please email or call Guest Services at 888-240-1358, or aquariumofthesmokies@ripleys.com.

DETAILS

  • Take home an 8X10 Penguin Painting you helped create!
  • Days – Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays
  • Times – 4:00 p.m.
  • Reservations are recommended. Please email or call Guest Services at 888-240-1358, or aquariumofthesmokies@ripleys.com.
  • Up close to one of our penguins while it creates its signature footprints on canvas.

  • $75 per person
  • $19.99+tax for one chaperone or guest
  • A chaperone is required for children ages 4-7
  • For Ages 4 & Up

*Canvas size upgrades available for an additional charge, based on availability.

*Remember, the interaction is with a live animal and therefore dependent on the nature and well being of the birds.
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