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Tennessee Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been here several times and every visit has been perfect! I have been with large groups in the past but this trip was an anniversary trip with just two. We had so much fun sitting and watching the fish and turtles and everything...More

Thank MichaelaZ16
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've seen the aquariums in Chicago, and in San Francisco & Monterey,CA, but the TN Aquarium has the most variety. With two buildings, one fresh water animals and the other ocean creatures, plus a butterfly habitat, they have it all! I especially liked the fresh...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

To start off, this place is magical! From sea horses, to penguins, to river otters, and a petting tank with sting rays, a butterfly sanctuary, an aviary, and so many amphibians, reptiles, and insects you can think of, this place is phenomenal. Go with or...More

Thank Ashleigh521
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a wonderful experience. Pleasant staff at every turn. 2 buildings with different experiences. Interactive exhibits where you can touch varies species. Lots of educational material. Well priced for the quality of the attraction.

Thank ImportR06
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a unique layout with interesting and informative exhibits! The IMAX theater is on the other side of the parking lot and across the street, so not super convenient, but still worth checking out.

Thank Nomad26869685173
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the aquarium and good value for the money. We visit aquariums in every city we can. Not as nice as Corpus Christi, Dallas or Atlanta, but still nice. Better value for the money than other sites in TN.

Thank A6878SDjamesh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visit to the Aquarium in Chattanooga was so much fun. My favorite exhibit was the one with the cute penguins. Was fun to watch them through the window as they zoomed by underwater. Enjoyed the building with the Ocean Journey as well as the...More

Thank 38002Traveler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fantastic aquarium. Around every corner is a totally different exhibitions. They cover the south so well. You can easily spent an entire day exploring all the exhibits. The jellyfish exhibit was one of my favorites.

Thank 63Kathyd
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A truly remarkable aquarium with a heavy emphasis on fresh water creatures of the world. We started on the ocean side and it was fine, nothing really special. Nice penquins and fish and great jellyfish, but this place shines in the fresh water side. The...More

Thank Shannon N
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This aquarium is split into 2 buildings - River and Ocean. The River section was fantastic. It was well signed and had lots of information. The Ocean building was mostly a large interior tank with lots of fish, but there was not a lot of...More

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Debby C
30 August 2018|
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Response from Nettie R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Debby, I do need t recall the cost. I know that we paid an extra $8 to see the IMAX show which was well worth it
24 June 2018|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not really sure. But they do a good job of moving people along
31 May 2018|
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Response from ThomasB10780 | Property representative |
Good morning! - A special rate is available to all active military and veterans (with military ID/DDT card) at $25.50 for ages 13 and up and $16.00 for kids ages 3-12. College students (with school ID) can visit for $23.95... More