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Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg Home Base for New NBC Show

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg is featured as a home base for an all-new NBC show! The show, “Earth Odyssey,” is full of family-friendly entertainment. We’ve got all the details on the new NBC show and Ripley’s Aquarium’s involvement.

About Earth Odyssey

“Earth Odyssey with Dylan Dreyer” airs Saturday mornings during NBC’s “The More You Know” block. Dreyer, an NBC News meteorologist and Today Show contributor, is the host of the show. “Earth Odyssey” will feature Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, Myrtle Beach, and Toronto. Each week, audiences will come face-to-face with native animals in the aquariums. The show also aims to educate teen viewers and families about nature and wildlife.

The Ripley’s Aquariums will be showcased for exhibits like the Behind-the-Scenes Tour, Planet Jellies, and Dangerous Lagoon. You can catch the show on NBC at 10:30 on Saturday mornings.

Watch the clip below to get a sneak peek at Earth Odyssey!

More About Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg is one of the best attractions in the area for families. It’s been voted one of the top aquariums in the country, and it’s easy to see why when you visit! Not only will you get to see thousands of exotic sea creatures, you’ll have the opportunity to interact with some of your favorite. Here are some of the best unique experiences at Ripley’s Aquarium:

Splash with the Stingrays

The Splash with the Stingrays exhibit gives you the opportunity to actually get in the water with stingrays! The experience also includes a behind-the-scenes tour and a souvenir T-shirt. Anyone over the age of 5 who is at least 40” tall can participate.

Penguin Encounter

Penguin Playhouse at Ripley's Aquarium of the SmokiesHead into the Penguin Encounter and waddle with penguins! In the Penguin Encounter, you’ll get to interact with one of the playful penguins and even get your picture taken with it. You can also enjoy the Penguin Painting Experience, where one of their African penguins becomes an artist! Not only will you get to be up close to one of the penguins, but you can take home the painting you helped create.

Glass Bottom Boat Adventure

The Glass Bottom Boat Adventure is one of the most popular experiences at the Gatlinburg aquarium. During the adventure, you’ll ride out into the middle of Shark Lagoon, where just 3 inches of glass separates you from the animals that live there. You can see 12-foot sharks, stingrays, and a variety of fish swimming underneath you.

Touch Jellies

The Touch Jellies experience is one of the newest exhibits at the aquarium. With the help of the educators, guests can interact with the Moon Jellies! While you’re in the Discovery Center, you can also learn about puffer fish and touch live horseshoe crabs.

Tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg

A young woman experiencing Shark Lagoon at the Gatlinburg aquarium.After you watch Ripley’s Aquarium on Earth Odyssey, you’re going to want to plan your visit right away. When you purchase your Gatlinburg aquarium tickets through us at Visit My Smokies, you’ll save money on admission!

Get your tickets to Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg today, and enjoy everything the aquarium has to offer in person!