A slumber party where you can literally count sharks as you drift off the dreamland?  Count me in!

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Sleep With the Fish

Okay, so normally when you hear the phrase "sleep with the fish" it makes you think of pirate movies or an old mafia movie and the phrase doesn't mean anything good.  However, this time we mean "sleep with the fish" in a super literal sense, at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, you can literally sleep while watching the sharks swim around for the coolest slumber party ever.

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When I was a kid, I had a fascination with animals, as I think many kids do. I remember I used to read books upon books about sea creatures because it was so wild to me that I live on the same planet as these incredible beings.  I mean come on, you can't tell me that sharks with all of their teeth aren't super cool, and you also can't tell me that octopuses aren't aliens.   Earth is wild, and nature is actually fascinating.

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If you have a kid or maybe you want to make sure you're the favorite aunt or uncle, this would be a dream for any kiddo. You can actually book an overnight stay at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and sleep in the shark tunnel.  It sounds both relaxing, and exciting! I mean imaging opening your eyes to this view:

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Shark Slumber Party

According to Ripley Aquarium's website, you can book a private overnight group stay for a minimum of 10 guests, or you can join one of their family stay nights.  The family stay nights are open to multiple families at a time.

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You can check out more booking information on how to have a slumber party with the sharks, here.

Do sharks sleep? Find out for yourself when you spend the night at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. After a fun-filled night including a late night snack, scavenger hunt, and late night activity, drift off to sleep while sharks keep a watchful eye on you!

Check out the video below of one family enjoying an overnight stay at the Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies to get an idea on how the overnight stays work.

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