NEW Workshops in 2014!

Scout groups of all levels are invited to visit the Aquarium and work towards earning a patch!

Our NEW workshops meet requirements for Girl Scout Journey’s, Skill Building Badges and Boy Scout Badges. Come to the Aquarium for a 2-3 hour*, comprehensive workshop that includes admission after the program, a guided tour through the Aquarium, hands-on activities and a complimentary workbook and participation patch set. Workshops are offered from June to January on Saturday from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm (upon availability). A minimum of 10 scouts is required. If you have another date you would like to request for a workshop, please feel free contact us and we will try our best to accommodate.

* Time frame is dependent upon which workshop / skill building badge you choose as well as group size.

Girl Scout Workshops:

  • Daisies – Between Earth and Sky
  • Brownies – WOW! Wonders of Water
  • Juniors – Get Moving!

Girl Scout Skill Building Badges:

  • Household Elf
  • Animal Habitats
  • Animal Helpers
  • Night Owl

Girl Scout Legacy Badges:

  • Naturalist

Boy Scout Workshops:

  • Webelos – Naturalist
  • Boy Scouts – Mammal Study, Oceanography, Reptile and Amphibian Study, Soil and Water Conservation

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies provides only a participation patch for each scout. If you would like to present your scouts with a specific patch after the program, you should visit the scouting office prior to your workshop date to purchase.

Looking for More Adventure?

If a day trip isn’t enough, try adding our exciting Sleep with the Sharks experience to your scouting adventure.

Sleep with the Sharks

Count sharks instead of sheep while drifting off to sleep in our Shark Lagoon Tunnel in this exciting overnight adventure!

Unlock the mysteries of the aquarium at night through a variety of learning activities. Customize your experience by adding additional Scout Adventures.

Please call the Education Department 888-240-1358 ext. 2142 or send an email to our education department.