Ripley’s attractions offer free admission for teacher appreciation days; also Ripley’s Aquarium homeschool pricing & programs

August 31, 2011


Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

September 24 – 25 are Teacher Appreciation Days at Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg, and all teachers (plus one guest) receive free admission! Here’s more info on Teacher Appreciation Days. My mother-in-law is a teacher, we went last year. It was fantastic!

Also, did you know that all Gatlinburg Ripley’s Attractions offer a homeschool rate? To receive the homeschool rate you must present a homeschool group membership card or an attendance record for each student. Here in Blount County one that would qualify is the Blount Home Education Association.

The Ripley’s homeschool rate is valid for the homeschool student(s) and accompanying parent(s). In addition to the homeschool rate, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies offers a monthly program designed for homeschoolers.

Dates and Topics
a.. September 21, 2011 – Animals in Motion
b.. October 19, 2011 – Garbage Island
c.. November 16, 2011 – Natural Disasters
d.. December 14, 2011 – Rocks and Minerals
e.. January 18, 2012 – Sustainable Seas
f.. February 15, 2012 – Tides
g.. March 21, 2012 – Creature Features
h.. April 18, 2012 – Earth Day
i.. May 16, 2012 – Endangered Species
NEW!!! Each student will receive a Project WET Kids Activity Booklet at the end of each class.

Program Times
Grades K-3: 1:30pm
Grades 4-8: 2:30pm

a.. Children (grades K-8) – $9 plus tax ($10.02)
b.. Children (pre K) – $5.99 plus tax ($6.69)
c.. Children (under 2) – free
d.. Adults – $7.00 plus tax ($7.82)
More Information & Reservations
Advance reservations are required for all programs. Families with annual passes may attend programs for $2.00 plus tax.

To make reservations, call 888.240.1358 ext. 2142 or

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  • […] Mark your Coupon Calendars! September 24th and 25th are Teacher Appreciation Days at Ripley’s attractions in Gatlinburg! All teachers and one guest will receive free admission.  Spouses and children living in the same house can get 1/2 priced admission, up to 4 people. You can check out all the details and qualifications here.  Thanks, Thrifty Christy! […]


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