Stingray Bay Now Open at Memphis Zoo

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Feed and touch stingrays and sharks at Stingray Bay at the Memphis Zoo. Photo from iStock Photo.

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Have you ever touched a stingray? Well, there's no time like the present. Stingray Bay is now open at the Memphis Zoo through October 30. This ginormous 17,000 gallon interactive exhibit allows you to get up close and personal to touch and feed stingrays and sharks (don't worry, they won't bite).

This unique hands-on experience with marine wildlife is in addition to all the other cool animal exhibits at the Memphis Zoo like giant pandas, camel rides, big cats, polar bears, sea lions, giraffe feedings and more. 

Admission to Stingray Bay is $3 for Memphis Zoo members and $4 for nonmembers. The exhibit is open from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day (last admission at 5:30 p.m.). Feeding cups are available for $2. Purchase tickets at the gate or save 20% off a combo pass at your local Kroger store. 

Oh yeah, and don't forget to stop at Ray's Reef Shop on the way out to get your stingray souveniers!