Sensory Night

Sensory Night

In partnership with Champion Autism Network, experience the aquarium with special accommodations for an enjoyable experience for all.

Take it Easy

Included with general admission, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies hosts sensory-friendly events throughout the year, which offer welcoming lighting, a music-free environment, and a quiet room for guests who require a break.

Upcoming Dates


Tier Pricing
 Sensory Night Pricing $3 off general admission
Mention “Sensory Nights” at ticketing to receive $3 off admission.

Need to Know Info

What's Included

  • Aquarium admission

  • Noise cancelling headphones and sensory bags are available free of charge at Guest Services on a first come first serve basis.

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 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!