Now Offering Virtual Learning Opportunities

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies now offers fun, engaging, standards-based programs that will change how your students look at the ocean world. Each program is 30 – 60 minutes in length and ends with a live Q&A with one of our educators. We have programs from Pre-K through 12th grade, ranging from learning how animals move to dissections, and exclusive behind the scenes tours.

Programs are based on staff availability and pre-registration is required. Interested? Email education@ripleys.com for more information!

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Educator On-Demand Programs

Our Educator On-Demand Programs cater to your learning needs and times. Work with our team of educators to create a lesson for your group, adapted to any grade level or learning curve, aligned to Tennessee Science Standards and NGSS.

$100 per program +tax

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Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour

Join a Ripley’s Aquarium educator as you explore what it takes to run the Aquarium! Each tour lasts 40 – 60 minutes and is fitting for any age. The Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour can be tailored to your group’s needs, but can include how we filter our water, up-close animal encounters, Ripley’s quarantine habitats, food preparation, water chemistry labs, and much more. Work with us on exactly what you want to get out of this unique experience. You get exclusive access behind the scenes and—since it’s all virtual—don’t even have to smell us prepping the penguins’ lunch!

$125 per program

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Virtual Learning