Kinder Joy® Continues Partnership with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to Create Special Easter Moments for Local Communities 

For the second year in a row, Kinder Joy is offering families a chance to hop into Easter fun with egg-citing activities, prizes and more 

Kinder Joy®, the delicious treat + toy made specially to help parents create joyful moments of surprise for their children,  is returning to local zoos and aquariums across the country for the second year in a row, bringing imaginative Easter scavenger hunts to families across the country. Each event will bring the delicious treat + toy to life with festive activities such as Easter egg hunts with Kinder Joy prizes, opportunities for guests to learn more about animals from zoo and aquarium ambassadors, and more.

“Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is delighted to be partnering with Kinder Joy again to make the Easter holiday sweeter than ever, with all the festive events we have planned for family fun at the Aquarium. We have everything from breakfast and photos with the Easter Bunny to an exciting Easter Eggstravaganza festival on the plaza,” said Amanda Caton, General Manager of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

“Enabling authentic moments of play between parents and their children that inspire creativity, spark imagination and spur excitement is what Kinder Joy is all about,” said Miguel Zorrilla, Vice President of the Kinder Joy brand. “We are thrilled to build on the success of our initial partnership last year with zoos and aquariums across the country to ensure joy and connection are at the center of shared family experiences during the Easter season and all year around.”

There will be a wide offering of Easter celebrations specially curated by Kinder Joy in partnership with Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Featured elements will include Photos with the Easter Bunny, Breakfast with the Easter Bunny, Scavenger Hunt activity sheets, and the Easter Eggstravaganza.

Dates include:

  • Friday, April 7 through Sunday, April 9, 2023


  • Photos with the Easter Bunny inside the aquarium

  • Saturday, April 8, 2023


  • Breakfast with the Easter Bunny from 8:00 am to 9:00 am
    • Reservations required

Ticket includes:

  • Photo with the Easter Bunny
  • Animal interaction with Marine Biology Animal Ambassador
  • Easter egg hunt with various prizes in the lower level of the aquarium
  • Admission to the aquarium following breakfast


Adults 12 & up $79.99 plus tax

Children 3 – 11 $59.99 plus tax


  • Easter Eggstravaganza
    • Free event on the Aquarium Plaza
    • Various Easter themed booths
      • Crafts and coloring stations
      • Games
      • Spring Plants