Sloth Encounters!

Attention sloth lovers! Get ready to be transported to a tropical rainforest with our brand-new Sloth Encounters! Guided by a Ripley’s expert, you’ll be taken behind the scenes of the Aquarium to learn about its inner workings and how we care for our animals. After your tour, step inside Sloth Valley with an experienced Keeper to hang out with Rico and Cleo, our two-toed sloths, during their feeding time. Your Keeper will teach you everything there is to know about our new pals!

Penguin Encounters!

Meet the Aquarium’s most adorable creatures face-to-beak! Interact and pet one of the playful penguins and learn more about penguins from an Aquarium staff expert during this 30-minute encounter. Upgrade to a VIP Penguin Experience and take home an 8×10 penguin painting you helped create! Penguin Encounters are an add-on to your Aquarium ticket.


There’s more than meets the eye at the Aquarium! See scientific research in action on a tour of Ripley’s Marine Science Research Center, our state-of-the-art quarantine and research facility. You’ll go behind the scenes to get a firsthand look at how Ripley’s Aquariums rescue and care for animals. Splash into the science of the Aquarium with your guide as they educate you on the Aquarium’s scientific research, daily animal care, and conservation efforts. Marine Science Research Center Tours are an add-on to your Aquarium ticket.

Stingray Experiences!

Join us in Friendship Flats and make friends with all of our rays. Guided by an experienced Ripley’s Diver, you’ll wade in in the water with the stingrays and even enter Ray Bay to snorkel with them! Experience the ultimate ray-date with our magnificent ocean friends! Touch and feed these amazing creatures, and snorkel in the exhibit for an immersive experience. Stingray Experiences are an add-on to your Aquarium ticket.

Set Sail on The Glass Bottom Boat Adventure!

Set sail over Dangerous Reef with only three inches of class separating you from predators of the deep! This experience will allow you to venture into the heart of the shark tank. You will be surrounded by colorful and dangerous marine life that inhabit Atlantic and Caribbean reefs. Led by our Adventure Crew, guests will learn all about the animals within the Aquarium and what it takes to maintain the facility during each boat ride. Ripley’s Glass Bottom Boat Adventure launches every 20 minutes and is an add-on to your Aquarium ticket.

Seaworthy Sleepovers for All Ages!

Do sharks sleep? What do penguins do at night? Find out for yourself when you spend the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach. During these overnight adventures, embark on a scavenger, have a late-night snack, and learn all about our toothy and feathered friends before setting up camp in our Dangerous Reef or next to our Penguin Playhouse. A light breakfast will be provided in the morning.