Educator Appreciation Days

Educator Appreciation Days

To thank all educators, Ripley’s offers free admission for all school employees (K-12) plus one guest to Ripley’s Gatlinburg attractions on select dates.

Upcoming Dates


Tier Pricing
School Employees (K-12) Free
Guest of School Employees Free for One Guest
Additional Guests (Up to Four Guests) $10.99 +Tax

Need to Know Info


Ripley’s loves educators! To celebrate, we offer free admission for all school employees (K-12) plus one guest to the following Ripley’s Gatlinburg Attractions:

  • Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

  • Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium

  • Ripley’s Moving Theater

  • Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

  • Ripley’s Mirror Maze

  • Ripley’s Super Fun Zone

  • Ripley’s Super Fun Park

  • Ripley’s Mountain Coaster

  • Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Mini-Golf

  • Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf

Up to four additional guests of school employees can visit at a discounted rate of just $10.99 per person.

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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 Great Smoky Mountains are considered the Salamander Capital of the World? Salamanders are abundant in the Smokies and outnumber human visitors on even the park’s busiest days!