Tennessee Aquarium

Located on the banks of the Tennessee River, the Tennessee Aquarium takes you on a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea to meet amazing animals up close within the Aquarium’s two buildings. Come see for yourself why visitors rate it the number one Aquarium in the country for guest satisfaction.

Begin your adventure in the Cove Forest with the feisty otters who live at River Otter Falls. This sets the stage for the rest of your self-guided tour, following a single drop of rain from the Appalachians to the Gulf of Mexico. Discover the world’s largest gathering of freshwater species in the River Journey building. You’ll meet giant catfish, beautiful trout, prehistoric-looking sturgeon and tons of turtles. Come face to face with a dozen alligators and many other wetland creatures in the new Alligator Bayou exhibit. Marvel at megafish from around the world in River Giants. Then, imagine you are a deep-sea diver in the Ocean Journey building where sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and colorful reef fish glide through amazing coral formations. Experience a shark and ray touch pool, mysterious jellyfish, playful penguins and a rainforest filled with hundreds of free-flying butterflies.

Make the most of your visit! Download the FREE Tennessee Aquarium app, powered by Tennessee Tech University, from Google Play or the iTunes Store. This handy tool contains the daily lineup of dive programs and keeper talks offered free with Aquarium admission.

The Tennessee Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Now Showing at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theatre: Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D and Humpback Whales 3D. Jerusalem 3D returns for a limited engagement March 27 – April 10.

1 Broad Street • Chattanooga, TN 37402 • (800) 262-0695
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