Ripley's Aquarium's New Live Streams Let You Walk With Penguins & Watch Octopus Feedings

Sea all sorts of aquatic life without getting wet!
Ripley's Aquarium's New Live Streams Let You Walk With Penguins & Watch Octopus Feedings
Associate Editor

With only essential businesses open around the province, people are using the internet to visit attractions they can no longer go to in person. In response to the demand for virtual events, Ripley's Aquarium is bringing its underwater world to life in a whole new way. You can visit with fish and learn about sea creatures without even getting wet. Ripley's Aquarium's virtual events will transport you to the depths of the ocean from your screen.

Ripley's Aquarium is one of the many venues in Toronto that have closed due to COVID-19.

While you may not be able to visit floating jellyfish or wander through the underwater tunnel in person, you can still take part in all the aquatic fun from the comfort of your home.

The venue has just launched Ripley's Aquariums At Home, a website that features live streams and learning materials.

Toronto's Ripley's Aquarium has joined forces with Ripley’s Aquarium of Myrtle Beach and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. You can tune in to live events online that will take you right into the depths of the ocean from all three locations. 

Throughout the week, the aquarium is hosting live Facebook events such as Biologist Q&A and Octopus Feeding.

You can check the calendar on the website to see upcoming events and view past events. 

Take a penguin for a walk, and watch sharks devour their dinner with these real-time videos.

There are also resources for schoolchildren, or for the young at heart, including colouring pages and other educational materials.

You can always head over to the shark cam, which offers a live stream of the sharks as they float around their tank.

The aquariums in Gatlinburg and Myrtle Beach also offer live streams, and you can watch adorable penguins waddling around.

Once you resurface, you can enjoy some live streams of polar bears from this Ontario centre.

Take a plunge into the underwater world with Ripley's Aquarium's new live stream series.

Ripley's Aquarium At Home

Price: Free

When: Various times

Address: 288 Bremner Blvd., Toronto, ON

Why You Need To Go: Visit the underwater world through these aquatic live streams.

Madeline Forsyth
Associate Editor
Madeline Forsyth is an Associate Travel Editor for Narcity Media focused on Canadian and global travel and is based in Toronto, Ontario.