Boasting 85,000 square feet of educational exhibits, interactive areas and exciting videos, Ripley’s® Aquarium is an aquatic wonderland that’s perfect for all ages. Guests of this popular Broadway at the Beach attraction can see nearly 10,000 exotic sea creatures of more than 350 species in exhibits like Rio Amazon, Dangerous Reef, Ray Bay, Discovery Center, Rainbow Rock and much more.
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Clifton Park, New York
Wasn't that big or great. Was ok. The billboard signs make it out to be a lot more. I love Aquariums but this one is really lacking.
Delightful experience. The shark tunnel and jelly fish were my favorite to experience. Missed the mermaid show since it is only on the weekend.
Jacksonville, North Carolina
Awesome location and aquarium. Was super busy and HOT. I was miserable the whole time due to the volume of people and heat. But, that shows how many folks attend.
Asheville, North Carolina
it was very fun. kids loved looking at all the different fish and reading about them. we loved the mermaid show as well
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What if I can’t print my E-ticket?
This attraction does allow you to show your E-ticket on a smart phone for entry.
How long does it take to tour the attraction?
We recommend allowing 2 hours or more to tour the aquarium.
Where can I park?
Free parking is available in front of the aquarium.
Do I need to make a reservation if I purchased the Stingray Experience?
Yes, this ticket type does require you to call the phone number listed on your E-ticket to set-up a tour time.
If my child is 5 and under, can they participate in the Stingray Experience?
Sorry, but this tour is only for ages 6+ years old.
If I purchased the Aquarium + U-Pick 1 Combo, where do I redeem my E-ticket?
You will want to visit the Ripley’s Aquarium first to redeem your E-ticket. Once there, you can let them know which one other Ripley’s attraction you would like to visit.
Do I have to use the U-Pick Combo tickets the same day?
No, you can visit the other Ripley’s attraction during any part of your stay.
Can I leave and revisit the same day?
You can, we ask that you get your hand stamped in your Cargo Hold Gift Shop on your way out.
Are strollers allowed?
The aquarium is stroller friendly. Strollers can be rented at guest services for an additional fee.
Do you allow pets?
Sorry, not pets allowed. Only service animals per ADA specifications.
Are cameras allowed?
Yes, you can take pictures and or take video to share with your friends.
Is the Aquarium wheel chair accessible?
Yes, they are.
Do you offer wheelchairs?
Yes, they are available at guest services.
Are any of the Unique Experiences included with the admission ticket?
No, that costs extra. If you are looking to Sleep with the Sharks or the Mermaid Experience or any other special tours, you can call the aquarium directly to book the tour for an additional fee.