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Tennessee Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 10:00 - 18:00
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“butterfly garden”(246 reviews)
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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

The outdoor curb appeal was interesting with the unique bridge and "busted" concrete. If it would have been warmer kids would have enjoyed splashing in the water. We also loved the butterfly room and the touch pool...that was actually our favorite. The ocean journey was...More

Thank MaElena H
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Well worth the price of admission. Unique multilayer exhibits, friendly employees. We spent about 6 hours exploring.

Thank cshel222
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth the price of admission. Beautiful facility. Found the cards by the fish tanks that shared how that particular fish was prepared and eaten to be rather disturbing. If going to Ruby Falls/ Rock City/ Lookout Mountain, go there for tickets first— they combine...More

1  Thank MegCole
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

We went last week with our two daughters 13 and 10. We loved the ocean part but the river part got old! The girls enjoyed the dive show at the ocean side.

Thank keri2010
Reviewed 13 October 2018 via mobile

Went for a business event. Was a great venue combining business with fun. Ability to tour exhibits prevented the awkward business dinner silence.

Thank kylaketravelers
Reviewed 12 October 2018

Both parts of this aquarium are wonderful, for all ages. I like that the buildings and exhibit areas are spacious. There's plenty of room to observe closely or from a distance, and many times from various angles. Very well done!

Thank Pam F
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

We have been here but it's been 4.5 years. Ticket agents were helpful explaining all the options. We chose to add on the backstage pass for oceans. It was a nice upgrade with super knowledgeable guides. Overall, the aquarium held up for all day fun...More

1  Thank Cheryl J
Reviewed 11 October 2018

We walked about a mile from hotel on our way to Riverwalk. We wound up right by the Aquarium and decided to visit. Wonderful planning? The aquarium was impressive, one of the very best we had visited. The unique experience of salt water habitat and...More

1  Thank Don W
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

While on our trip to visit our grandson who is at student at UTC we decided to make a stop at the aquarium there. Was very impressed by their exibits. The aquarium is split into two buildings one featuring fresh water species and the other...More

Thank Jhgramma
Reviewed 11 October 2018

A very impressive aquarium. Went on a Sunday afternoon. It was somewhat crowded but we were still able to see all the exhibits. The penguins and otters stole the show. They are a must see.

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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