Spring Break Safari: Island Explorer

What if you could. . .

. . .be an island explorer at the Tennessee Aquarium? Kids will explore the new Lemur Forest exhibit and meet thousands of aquatic and terrestrial creatures living in the Aquarium’s two huge buildings.

Kids can become island explorers when they visit the new Lemur Forest exhibit. Ring-tailed and red-ruffed lemurs reach new heights as they climb up, down and around a lush rainforest setting. Native to the island of Madagascar, lemurs are agile animals that spend their time leaping, swinging and sunbathing. Several large radiated tortoises accompany the lemurs in the newly renovated Tropical Cove. The Stingray Bay touch tank has been enhanced to provide everyone, especially kids, easier access to the sea creatures gently swimming in the warm waters. Kids will also enjoy special island-themed spring break programs and more than one dozen Extraordinary Experience programs that are offered FREE each day with Aquarium admission. Download the FREE Tennessee Aquarium app to see the complete listing of programs.

Don’t miss the Monster Fish exhibit through April 15! This special National Geographic exhibit chronicles the global adventures of Dr. Zeb Hogan, aquatic ecologist and host of “Monster Fish” on the Nat Geo Wild! Channel. His quest to find, study and protect the world’s remaining giant freshwater fish comes alive through life-sized fish replicas, videos and hands-on interactive displays. After seeing how big these titanic fish can get, observe many of these behemoths living in the Aquarium’s River Giants exhibit.

IMAX 3D: Check website for daily schedule.


  • Dates available: Friday, March 10 - Sunday, April 9, 2017.
  • Free Spring Break Safari Guide – available at ticketing and all entrances.
  • Extraordinary Experiences schedule & new Leapin’ Lemurs programs – on website or mobile app.
  • Island-themed Spring Break programs daily at 1:30 p.m. – check website or mobile app for locations.
  • Aquarium hours: Daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

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