TOUCH A RAY ON YOUR ADVENTURE! 

Touch Stingray

TOUCH AND LEARN

In this shallow lagoon guests can reach out and touch rays as they glide by. Their skin is smooth and touching them will not hurt you or the rays.

Rays do, however, have strong grinding plates in their mouths so touching them should be limited to their dark top-sides.

Educators are on hand to assure the safety of both children and rays and to answer any questions regarding these unusual creatures.

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LOOK, BUT DON’T TOUCH THESE! 

BONNETHEAD SHARK

Related to the much larger and fiercer hammerhead shark, Bonnetheads are the smallest of the hammerheads at 4 foot long. They are shallow water, coastal sharks. Bonnetheads are active tropical shark that swim in small groups of 5 to 15.

Like other hammerheads, Bonnetheads have their eyes at the end of their curved lateral head. This allows them to see in all directions and gives them increased depth perception.

LEOPARD SHARK

Typically measuring 3.9–4.9 ft long, this slender-bodied shark is immediately identifiable by the striking pattern of black saddle-like markings and large spots over its back.

Large schools of leopard sharks are a common sight in bays and estuaries, swimming over sandy or muddy flats or rock-strewn areas near kelp beds and reefs.

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

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$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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