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Tennessee Aquarium

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Open Now: 10:00 - 18:00
Open today: 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 20 October 2009

My only regret is not spending more time there. The river side, especially, was noteworthy for its thoroughness and very creative layout. It may not be apparent to the casual visitor, but such an in-depth freshwater exhibit is definitely unique among any of the aquariums...More

3  Thank ashleyhsmith
Reviewed 19 October 2009

We visited the ocean side first and was out in 1 1/2 hours. Was expecting a little more. The Butterfly exhibit was really nice but was small compared to others I have seen. We visited the aquarium a few years ago when on the rivers...More

Reviewed 13 October 2009

Our family loves aquariums and has visited several throughout the country. This is definitely one of the best we've seen. We especially enjoyed the many river themed exhibits! The layout of the buildings promote easy flow of traffic while maximizing individual views of the tanks,...More

5  Thank mdouthitt
Reviewed 8 October 2009

We tried a bunch of attractions in Chatt and this along with the IMAX in our opinion is the only thing worth visiting. The aquarium actually is two buildings so depending on crowd size you can go into the second building first and come back...More

2  Thank Trips27
Reviewed 8 October 2009

We visited both the sea adventure and the rivers adventure. I really could not say which was better because they were both wonderful. My favorites were the butterfly room and the penguins. There is a lot of walking so wear comfortable shoes and allow yourself...More

4  Thank SheSheNashville_TN
Reviewed 8 October 2009

The aquarium itself is divided into two buildings - river and ocean. It took us about 4 hours to get through both sections, and I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of animals they had.

3  Thank asapoo7
Reviewed 3 October 2009

We have seen the best the Japanese can offer in Osaka-and that is very impressive acquarium, and Orlando's Seaworld has some very good aquarium features BUT this place is first class. Highlights were the whole floor devoted the pipefish/seadragons, an incredible display; and the Butterfly...More

5  Thank Graham w
Reviewed 19 September 2009

We live near Chattanooga, and we are members of the aquarium. We go semi-regularly and have always enjoyed ourselves. The exhibits are well done, and there is plenty for everyone in the family. If you enjoy aquarium and animal exhibits, then this is a must...More

2  Thank covcolff
Reviewed 14 September 2009

Our family visited the aquarium on Thurs, Sept 3rd. School was back in session in the area and probably in many other cities as well (our starts after Labor Day), so we nearly had the place to ourselves! It is quite spread out and we...More

3  Thank mommyofcam
Reviewed 23 August 2009

Loved the architecture of the building, the intimate ambience of this aquarium. Thoroughly an enjoyable experience. Go see for yourself.....

2  Thank momgns
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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