Turtle Time

Turtle Time

Feed Sally the sea turtle and go behind-the-scenes of the aquarium!

A Turtly Awesome Time

Go behind-the-scenes in this 45-minute program to learn about how Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies care for endangered green sea turtles and even feed Sally her daily enrichment treat yourself!

Need to Know Info

What's Included

  • Aquarist talk about green sea turtles (10 minutes)

  • Behind-the-scenes tour of Ripley’s Husbandry

  • The opportunity to feed Sally her daily enrichment treat

  • Behind-the-scenes look at a turtle training session

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!