June is National Aquarium Month! What better way to celebrate than to visit one of the Nation’s Best Aquariums? Ripley’s Aquarium is an 85,000 square foot aquarium located just a few miles away from Plantation Resort at Broadway at the Beach. We also make it easy for you to celebrate National Aquarium Month by offering discounted tickets to this special place. Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach is an educational and adventurous place for the whole family to learn about and discover aquatic life. We love our sea creatures and hope you will to!
June is National Aquarium Month
June is recognized and celebrated as National Zoo and Aquarium Month. This is celebrated to honor the conservation, education, recreation, and research that zoos and aquariums provide. The main goal is to promote and encourage active participation in zoos and aquariums. In particular, aquariums often have programs and activities held to entertain and educate the public. Here are some other aquarium benefits:
Benefits of Aquariums
- Good for your health. Studies have shown that watching aquatic life can help reduce stress. They also help lower blood pressure and aggressive behaviors.
- Conservation efforts. Aquariums will often focus on conservation efforts. For example, Ripley’s Aquarium has a rescue and release green sea turtles program as well as a breeding program to help our beloved sea turtles. (Click here to learn more about how Plantation Resort is sponsoring turtle rescue and how you can help sea turtles too during your stay at Plantation Resort.)
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums. A non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation. As a leader in animal care and welfare, they assure that AZA-accredited facilities meet the highest of standards.
- It’s educational. Many aquariums offer educational programs and camps to help dig deeper into the life of these beloved sea creatures.
- It’s entertaining. The vibrant colors and calming sound of aquatic creatures can help improve morale and mood.
Experience Ripley’s Aquarium
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Whether you visit during National Aquarium month or anytime of the year, Ripley’s Aquarium is a must during your vacation in Myrtle Beach. Here are some of the many exciting activities you can experience at Ripley’s Aquarium:
Dive with Sharks
Your chance to come face to face with snappers, tarpons, grunts, squirrelfish, a green sea turtle, giant stingrays, sawfish, and sharks!
Sleep With The Sharks
Spend the night at Ripley’s Aquarium! A night filled with a dive show, scavenger hunt followed by a night under the Dangerous Reef Tunnel.
Enjoy the serenity that comes with swimming with one of natures most lovable creatures. You may even get a kiss from a southern Stingray!
Glass Bottom Boat Adventure
This new indoor Glass Bottom Boat Adventure grants you an unforgettable experience that allows you to venture into a glass shark tank. With only 3 inches of glass separating you from the colorful and dangerous sea life, this is one of the only of its kind in North America.
Learn about what goes on behind-the-scenes in a 1.4 million gallon Aquarium. This educational tour will go over animal care, food preparation, and life support areas.
Ripley’s Aquarium offers several types of camps throughout the summer! Space is limited, so early registration is highly recommended.
Enjoy live shows such as the Rainbow Rock Dive, Ray Bay Dive, and the Mermaid Show! There are also Shark, Sea Dragon, Lobster, Octopus, and Jellyfish feedings throughout the day.
Take part in a relaxing yoga session in front of Rainbow Reef. Focusing on incorporating breath and meditation while enjoying the beautiful sights of Rainbow Reef.
Perfect place for a party! Ripley’s offers exciting options such as Character Appearances by either Sharkee, Aquarium Pirate, and or a mermaid and the opportunity to Swim with Stingrays!
Enjoy Ripley’s Aquarium during your stay at Plantation Resort!
At Plantation Resort, we love our sea life! We’ve partnered with Ripley’s Aquarium to offer you discounted tickets for sale at our Front Desk so you can enjoy getting to know these special creatures. Save time and hassle by purchasing your tickets at Plantation Resort! Call 1-800-845-5039 to make your Plantation Resort reservations and to purchase your discounted Ripley’s Aquarium tickets.