Underwater Aquarium Tour – Protected by a 360 degree surrounding glass tunnel, visitors will marvel at thousands of fish of every shape and size in the aquarium. As you travel along a 340-foot long moving walkway, you’ll come face-to-face with snappers, tarpons, grunts, squirrelfish, a green sea turtle, giant stingrays, sawfish and enormously-sized sharks.
Go nose-to-beak with an African Penguin – The aquarium’s Shark Lagoon offers the ultimate underwater experience without getting wet by visiting the underwater tunnel. You’ll see the predatory sand tiger shark, the largest shark in the aquarium, as well green moray eels, nurse sharks, and more.
Explore the Rainforest Exhibit – The Tropical Rainforest exhibit recreates the primeval, lush world of the Amazon rainforest where more than 2,000 species of fish thrive. Visitors can discover and learn about freshwater stingrays, cardinal tetras, four-eyed fish, poison dart frogs, zebra cichlids, armored catfish, Arapaima, mudskippers, green iguanas, and the voracious and feared piranha.
The aquarium’s Discovery Center allows kids to solve puzzles, play games, and touch live horseshoe crabs. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies provides a unique variety of educational programs on the ocean environment and marine life. Educators are available in the building to answer questions at all times, and special class times and topics are available for group discussions.