Ripley’s Aquarium offers a variety of scout adventures that can be tailored to meet the needs and desires of your troop. Come Swim with Stingrays, Sleep with the Sharks, or work towards badges and patches.

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Self-Guided Scout Adventure

Scout groups of all levels are invited to visit the aquarium for a discounted rate!

Stingray Experience

Make friends in Friendship Flats, where you'll wade into the water and snorkel alongside our magnificent rays.

Sleep with the Sharks

Spend your night counting sharks instead of sheep at this scouts-only sleepover!

PJ Party with the Penguins

Spend your night enjoying a scout-only PJ party with African penguins!

Oceanography Badge Workshop

Dive into the world of oceanography and work with our aquarium’s jaw -some Educators to fulfill the criteria for your Oceanography Merit Badge. Through interactive activities, this workshop gives scouts the chance to learn about our underwater world.

Swirling Pinstripe backdrop

Woah! The aquarium sounds like alotl fun! But what are you doing all the way down here with the axolotls – some of the most secretive salamanders in the world?!

Did you know the spotted salamander is the state amphibian of South Carolina? It earned the title in 1999 thanks to a campaign led by a class of Spartanburg third graders.