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Voted Best Aquarium in North America by USA Today and One of the Top 5 Aquariums in the USA & the World by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice! Explore the Amazing Aquatic World Up-Close! Marvel at 12-foot sharks, the giant sea turtle, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the State-of-the-Art Clear Underwater Tunnels throughout! An Ultimate Underwater Experience without being wet!

Explore the lush, unique and beautiful worlds of the Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm, Coral Reef, and Gallery of the Seas, and the Best Shark Exhibit in the Most Spectacular Underwater Tunnel in Shark Lagoon. Play in the 3-Story Discovery Treehouse & Play CenterPet horseshoe crabs, jellyfish and stingrays in the Discovery Center and Touch-A-Ray Bay.  Enjoy playful penguins swimming, pop up on the penguins’ private beach and get nose-to-beak in Penguin Playhouse, voted by USA Today Travel 10Best List as one of the best places to see penguins in the world

Want a Unique Experience? Experience a Glass Bottom Boat ride over Shark Lagoon, Splashing With the Stingrays, Penguin Encounter, Penguin Painting, Behind the Scenes Tours, Educational Programs, Sleeping With the Sharks, Family Night Outs, Summer Camps and themed Birthday Parties! Fun-Filled family experience and MUCH, MUCH MORE!

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Amazing Underwater Tunnel in Shark Lagoon
Amazing Views from Under the Surface!
New Glass Bottom Boat Adventure!
Amazing Views from Above the Surface!
Penguin Playhouse!
Get Nose-to-Beak with our African Blackfooted Penguins!
Stingray Bay!
Coral Reef!
Touch Horseshoe Crabs!
Interactive Fun!
Touch Jellyfish!
Interactive Fun!
Touch Stingrays!
Touch-A-Ray Bay!
3-Story Discovery Play Center!
Discovery Center!
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

88 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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Admission Rates
Adults (12 and up): $34.99 + tax
Children (6 - 11) $19.99 + tax
Children (2 - 5) $9.99 + tax
Children under 2 are free.
Open year round.
January – February
Mon-Thur » 9:00am to 8:00pm
Fri-Sun » 9:00am to 10:00pm

March – Memorial Day
Mon-Thur » 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri-Sun » 9:00am to 10:00pm

Memorial – Labor Day
Mon-Thur » 9:00am to 10:00pm
Fri-Sun » 9:00am to 11:00pm

Labor Day – New Year’s Day
Mon-Thur » 9:00am to 9:00pm
Fri-Sun » 9:00am to 10:00pm
Discounts Offered
  • Senior Citizen Discount
  • Other Discounts
  • Active Military
  • AARP Discount
  • Group Discount
  • Military Discount
  • Local Resident Discount
  • AAA Discount
Payment Methods Accepted
  • AMEX
  • Cash
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa
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