As a supporter of the Champion Autism Network (CAN), Ripley’s Aquarium provides sensory/autism friendly events throughout the year.
Ripley’s Aquarium sensory friendly event includes house lights up and music and sound effects down.
For a complete listing of Autism/Sensory Friendly Myrtle Beach area businesses and restaurants, please scroll to the end of this article.
When a business is “Autism/Sensory Friendly”, what does that mean?
The businesses that hold sensory/autism friendly events are specially trained in handling those within the autistic spectrum. To ensure a sensory friendly events environment, each business is personally met with, including company management. A walk through the property and business procedures are discussed.
Champion Autism Network (CAN), also provides autism awareness seminars for their employees and help to develop a plan for team communication should an episode occur.
Any discount and/or service the business is committed to making is discussed and finalized, which can result in the business becoming CAN Certified.
If needed, noise-canceling headphones are available at guest services.
Be amazed as Ripley’s beautiful mermaids show off their skills. This sensory-friendly mermaids show will feature no music, as an added treat, follow with a meet and greet in Friendship Flats. Be sure to get your special Selfie Scavenger Hunt sheet from the Guest Services desk. You get a prize when you turn it in.
Ripley’s Aquarium is located at 1110 Celebrity Circle, Broadway at the Beach.
You may purchase a CAN Card online at the Champion Autism Network website. Ticket prices listed below are CAN Card discounted. Purchase of the CAN Card gives you access to numerous discounts and deals throughout the network. CAN Card prices are listed at the bottom of this page. There are three levels of participation Holder, Player, and Champion.
Ripley’s Aquarium Sensory Friendly CAN card rates:
-Children 6-11: $12
-Children 3-5: $7
Be sure to visit the CAN table in the lobby for a special Selfie Scavenger Hunt.
Interested in more Myrtle Beach Sensory Friendly events?
We’re as excited as you are when we find a great event or deal! But remember -- events can change. Bargains can sell out. Weather can be unpredictable. The location nearest you may decide not to participate. And many venues reserve the right to change prices and hours without notice. Please double-check with the source to make sure an event is still happening or a deal is still good before you go.
The Champion Autism Network (CAN), is a nonprofit autism awareness organization based in Surfside Beach, South Carolina. CAN was founded in 2012 by Becky Large, a business professional and mother of a child on the spectrum. CAN’s goal is to raise autism awareness, reduce criticism and judgment and help families with children on the autism spectrum develop a network of like-minded people and supports, locally and beyond.
The Champion Autism Network’s mission is to raise autism awareness, hold sensory/autism friendly events and inspire action to support people with autism and their families.
CAN Card prices:
• CAN Card Club Holder – $5.00
Join the club and get your CAN Card today!
Your contribution will help to offset the cost of postage and program costs.
As a CAN Club Card Holder you will get access to the CAN network of aware and supportive businesses and the services, accommodations and discounts they offer.
• CAN Card Club Player – $10.00
#ComePlayWithUs® as a CAN Card Club Player!
Your contribution will help to offset costs of the program AND provide valuable resources and events for CAN families like yours.
As a CAN Card Player you will get access to the CAN network of aware and supportive businesses and the services, accommodations and discounts they offer PLUS 2 Champion Autism Network bracelets.
• CAN Card Club Champion – $25.00
Be a Champion for the cause!
Join as a CAN Card Club Champion giving a little more to help us continue our mission and expand the network of autism aware and supportive businesses.
As a CAN Card Club Champion, you will get:
- Access to supports, services and discounts to participating, aware businesses.
- 4 Champion Autism Network bracelets
- A Champion bumper sticker
You may purchase a CAN Card online at the Champion Autism Network website.
Some events listed may have already passed.