certified autism center


We are pleased to announce Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach has earned certification as a Certified Autism Center. This designation given by IBCCES (International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards) is awarded to organizations who have completed a training and review process to better serve individuals with sensory needs. Additionally, we host several sensory-friendly events and nights throughout the year which offer lowered lighting and music throughout the facility. We also offer quiet spaces for those that may need a break during their visit. We work with Champion Autism Network (CAN) to provide a safe and fun environment for all of our guests. Please be sure to check out our Sensory friendly events.

For any additional questions guest can contact info@ripleysaquarium.com and 843-916-0888


Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach will be hosting monthly Sensory Friendly events in coordination with Champion Autism Network. Special accommodations will be made to ensure all of our guest feel welcomed and have an enjoyable experience. Stop by our event table to pick up a Selfie Scavenger Hunt. Noise canceling headphones available upon request.

Some of the things you will notice during event hours are:

  • Lower sound levels throughout the galleries
  • House lights turned on where possible
  • The moving walkway in Dangerous Reef will be turned off

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.