As a new exhibit here in Myrtle Beach at the Ripley’s Aquarium, they are making way for their newest guests, the penguins. As a guest at the Breakers Resort, you are just a few short blocks from the heart of Broadway where you can find many things to do from shopping, dining, shows and many attractions. It just keeps getting better. Check out when and what the new addition will offer:
Boasting attractions such as a 750,000-gallon shark tank, an Indo-Pacific coral reef brimming with brightly colored tropical fish, and a hands-on multimedia playground where guests can learn about (and even touch) fascinating creatures the likes of horseshoe crabs, Myrtle Beach’s Ripley’s Aquarium has already made a huge splash among families visiting the Grand Strand. And soon, the aquarium — located at Myrtle Beach shopping/dining/entertainment hot spot Broadway at the Beach — expects to roll out an all-new reason for guests to waddle on over.
The aquarium plans to open its long-anticipated Penguin Playhouse exhibit, which designs indicate will occupy a 5,500-square-foot addition to the sprawling facility’s upper level, in late 2019. While specific details for the Myrtle Beach location have yet to be made public, a similar attraction at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, features:
Regular opportunities to see the penguin inhabitants swim, eat and play
An indoor/outdoor penguin habitat that allows guests to see the flightless aquatic birds up close and personal, from above and below the water
Clear, crawl-through underwater tunnels that allow visitors to view swimming penguins from beneath the water’s surface
An enclosed pop-up area on the penguins’ in-exhibit private beach that allows visitors to get nose-to-beak with the creatures
Other cool offerings at the Tennessee attraction that could also be featured in Myrtle Beach include the chance to purchase an original, penguin-created artwork via the aquarium’s Penguin Painting program (with half the proceeds supporting a penguin-focused nonprofit) and the opportunity to (for an additional fee) get face to face with the exhibit’s playful African Penguins — plus pet a penguin and get a photo with one of the amazing birds — with the Penguin Encounter program.
To learn more about all of the unique aquatic offerings available at Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach, visit the aquarium’s website.
After a long and fun-filled day at Broadway at the Beach, head back to Breakers Resort to rest and relax in one of the 14 pools, oceanfront accommodations and great eateries. See you soon, from the heart of Myrtle Beach.