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TOUCH AND LEARN

In this shallow lagoon, guests can reach out and touch Ripley’s rays as they glide by. Don’t be shy! Their skin is smooth and interacting with them will not hurt you or the animals. Stick to their soft dark top-sides, though, as rays have strong grinding plates in their mouths. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Educators are always on hand to assure safety and to answer any questions regarding these unusual creatures.

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Spotted Eagle Ray

SPLASH WITH THE STINGRAYS ADVENTURE

Have you ever wished you could interact with stingrays? This unique experience takes you into Touch-A-Ray Bay where you will get in the water with our stingrays.

COST & INCLUDES

• Cost Per Person – $29.99 (Admission sold separately)
• Behind-The-Scenes Tour
• Souvenir T-Shirt

INFORMATION

• Bathing suits are required
• Aquarium will provide towels
• Must be 40″ tall to participate
• Perfect for adventurers over the age of 5!

CONTACT

888-240-1358 (press “7” for Guest Services)
aquariumofthesmokies@ripleys.com

ray bay plus penguins

Create your own All-In-One Aquarium Experience Day and SAVE!

$75

• Splash with the Stingrays
• Behind-The-Scenes Tour
• Penguin Encounter

$105

• Splash with the Stingrays
• Behind-The-Scenes Tour
• Penguin Painting Experience

$105

• Penguin Encounter
• Penguin Painting Experience

$140

• Splash with the Stingrays
• Behind-The-Scenes Tour
• Penguin Encounter
• Penguin Painting Experience

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