Tennessee Aquarium

1 Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402- Map It
(423) 265-0695

AAA Editor Notes

Tennessee Aquarium is at 1 Broad St. On the banks of the Tennessee River, the aquarium highlights the voyage of a drop of water from its origin in the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. The River Journey building houses what is said to be the world's largest freshwater aquarium. Galleries include a mountain cove forest with river otters; a delta swamp with ducks, snapping turtles and alligators; and a world rivers gallery with piranhas, sturgeon and an electric eel. The Ocean Journey building contains a stingray touch pool, jellyfish, sharks and a butterfly garden. In the Penguins’ Rock gallery, Macaroni and Gentoo penguins waddle and dive into the water. Free shuttle service from around town to the aquarium is available daily on CARTA. Guided tours are available. Time: Allow 2 hours, 30 minutes minimum.
$29.95; $18.95 (ages 3-12). IMAX 3D Theater $11.95; $9.95 (ages 3-12). Combination ticket with IMAX 3D Theater $37.95; $26.95 (ages 3-12). Guided behind-the-scenes aquarium tour $17 (plus admission). Prices may vary; phone ahead for current rates.
Hours: Daily 10-7:30. Last admission 90 minutes before closing. Guided behind-the-scenes aquarium tours are given daily. To take the guided tour, children must be accompanied by an adult, and under 6 are not permitted; reservations are recommended. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.