Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies open new Swarm Exhibit 2015

GATLINBURG (WATE) – Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies presented the new 2015 “Swarm” exhibit which definitely leaves any visitor captivated and mesmerized by seeing over 1,000 animals that swarm.

Dr. William Bass, world-renowned American Forensics Anthropologist, best known for his research and founder of the University of Tennessee Anthropological Research Facility, “Body Farm” spoke last week at the opening luncheon of the new “Swarm” exhibit.

The “Swarm” exhibit provides guests with an opportunity to appreciate any animal that swarms.

There are over 1,000 animals for visitors to meet ranging from being face-to-face with American Eels to enjoying the calming view of Blue Blubber Jellyfish.

During a walk through of this amazing exposition visitors will be able to see:

  • Halloween Crabs
  • Herding Catfish
  • Flashlight Fish
  • Blue Blubber Jellyfish
  • Clusterwink Snails

“This is a fun exhibit your family will love. You can actually get a free fish manicure,” said Ripley’s General Manager Ryan DeSear.

The exhibit created specifically for Ripley’s Aquarium, is free with paid admission to the aquarium and will be on display throughout 2015.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is located at 88 River Road, Traffic Light #5, Gatlinburg, Tennessee and is open 365 days a year.

For information call 888-240-1358 or see us on the web at

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