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Please fill out the form below and we will contact you with more information! All programs are based on availability and completion of the form is NOT a reservation. If you would like to make a reservation, please call 1-888-240-1358.

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!

Details:

Learn from our Aquarium staff expert
Pet a Penguin
Get a souvenir photo with the penguin
Cost per person: $44.99
Times and dates vary all year
Reservations are recommended (fill out form below)
For Ages 4 & Up
A chaperone is required for children ages 4-7

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

SPLASH WITH THE STINGRAYS

Have you ever wished you could interact with stingrays? This unique experience takes you into Touch-A-Ray Bay where you will get up close and personal with our stingrays!

Details:

Behind-the-Scenes Tour
Bathing Suits required (towels are provided)
 Get a souvenir T-shirt
Cost per person: $29.99
Times and dates vary all year
Reservations are recommended (fill out form below)
For Ages 5 & Up
Must be 40″ tall to participate

PENGUIN PAINTINGS

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 out the form below, or call 888-240-1358, or email Guest Services

DETAILS

Up close to one of our penguins while it creates its signature footprints on canvas.
Take home an 8X10 Penguin Painting you helped create!

COST

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

TIME

Times and dates vary throughout the year
Reservations are recommended (fill out form below)

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

PROPOSALS

Are you looking for that special way to pop the big question? Let us take care of it! We want to help turn a day trip to the Aquarium into a day you will never forget.

After one of our scheduled dive shows we will reveal a proposal sign in the water for everyone to see. After the show you will receive the proposal sign, a picture of your special moment and a memorable Ripley’s gift to take home.

Contact the Education Office:
888-240-1358 ext. 2142
education@ripleys.com

BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOUR

One of our staff will lead you through a behind-the-scenes view of the aquarium through “Staff Only” doors. See several life support rooms and the control center where all the water quality is monitored. You will see where and how much food is prepared for the animals as well as what it takes to keep the animals healthy and happy.

Cost per person – $14.99 +tax (admission sold separately)
Reservations recommended (fill out form below)
Dates and times vary throughout the year

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SUMMER CAMPS

Camps at Ripley’s are interactive, innovative, and entertaining for guests of all ages. Fun, excitement, and memories that last a lifetime are what you will find when you participate in one of our camp programs.

JR AQUARIST CAMP

Campers will spend one full day learning what it takes to become a Ripley’s Jr. Aquarist! This camp is designed to inspire and educate kids on marine science and conservation. Activities during this program include going Behind the Scenes during a Shark Feed, getting into the Water and Feeding our Stingrays, Water Quality Testing, Dissecting a Squid and More!

Details:

Aquarium admission, activities, lunch, & a token of participation
2017 Dates: June 27th, July 11th, July 25th, and August 1st
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 9-13
Cost per person: $79.99 +tax

*Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program.

KIDS NIGHT OUT

This program is for Kids Only! Moms and Dads leave your worries behind and enjoy your own night out because this will be a night your kids will never forget! They will explore Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies during Scavenger Hunts and participate in a variety of Science Experiments, Crafts and Activities. After a fun-filled evening, we will set up camp in the Shark Lagoon tunnel.

Details:

Aquarium admission, activities, scavenger hunts, late night snack, breakfast, & certificate of participation
2017 Dates: June 25th, and July 16th
Time: 7:30 pm – 9:00 am
Ages: 6 & up
Minimum: 10 campers to hold this program
Cost per person: $39.99 +tax

SSI: SHARK SCENE INVESTIGATOR

Spend A Day at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Collecting Evidence to solve a Shark Mystery! Campers will get Up-Close to Stingrays during Splash With the Stingrays, Dissect a Shark, and Touch a Shark during a Creature Feature! Valuable information will be uncovered while Making Crafts, Playing Games and Creating your Own Detective Notebook.

Details:

Aquarium admission, activities, lunch, & token of participation
2017 Dates: July 6th and July 20th
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Ages: 7-13
Cost per person: $84.99 +tax

*Minimum of 3 campers to hold this program.

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

$65

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

$95

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

$105

• Penguin Encounter
• Penguin Painting Experience

$130

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

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