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Tennessee Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 - 18:00
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  • Average5%
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“salt water”(438 reviews)
“butterfly garden”(246 reviews)
“ocean journey”(217 reviews)
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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 23 January 2003

With its variety of fish, turtles, birds and other animals, the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN is a great getaway for kids and grown-ups alike. The newest exhibit, seahorses, has some weird and wonderful animals including the leafy and weedy seadragons. These seahorse cousins look...More

28  Thank Resort12273
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 11 June 2004

It was alright. I don't know if my expectations were to high or not. I'm a big fish person and I really expected to see more saltwater fish. Lots of fresh water fish which don't have the mesmerizing color that the saltwater fish have. The...More

14  Thank Laura475
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Reviewed 29 March 2008

This is a great aquarium. The ticketing process was a little maddening if you didn't get will call tickets. If you did, you just walked up, picked the up, and went. If you didn't you waited in a long line (This was a Saturday in...More

3  Thank CeeJayRocker
Reviewed 20 February 2008

Visited 11/07. It is possibly the best aquarium, or certainly among the best with Baltimore, Monterey, and Myrtle Beach. It is two buildings, one fresh water and one salt water. The fresh water is more unique because it is less common, and it is the...More

3  Thank SaminDC
Reviewed 30 January 2008

Visited January 26, 2008. I was surprized how nice this place was. The butterfly exhibit is AWESOME. They have touch tanks in 2 locations. The staff was extremely pleasant, friendly, and knowledgable! My partner and I really enjoyed our weekend in Chattanooga and look forward...More

4  Thank yankee-peddler
Reviewed 15 January 2008

Went there on 1-8-2008 and it was good. A little prict but good. Took about 1 and 1/2 hours to go through but the Penguins and the butterfly room were well worth it. I was somewhat disipointed in the exhibits. Ripleys Aquarium in Gatlinburg is...More

Thank MrCSwindle
Reviewed 18 December 2007

The Tennessee Aquarium is one of the best aquariums in the country. It has a wide variety of exhibits ranging from River Otters to Penguins. There is also a butterfly garden and a number of exhibits the river animals of America. There is ample parking...More

4  Thank SneakinDeacon
Reviewed 27 November 2007

We just came back from a fun-filled trip to Chattanooga. The aquarium is spectacular! You do not want to miss this one! I went with my husband and three children. We live in Chicago, and I always thought that the Shedd Aqaurium downtown was the...More

5  Thank IllinoisChilipepper
Reviewed 25 November 2007

The 12-story escalator to the top of the River Journey building begins a visitor's journey. This journey is one from the mountains to the sea, one that millions of people have taken. I myself have experienced it one to possibly two score times, taking back...More

13  Thank Kristian C
Reviewed 14 November 2007

This is a very well designed aquarium with well thought out exhibits. It is housed in two beautiful buildings - the original River Journey's exhibit that focuses on freshwater fish and the new Ocean Journey that focuses on saltwater exhibits. I spent about 1 1/2...More

5  Thank RamblinRedMarietta
Reviewed 12 October 2007

Visited the aquarium in Chattanooga in September 2007. It's actually two buildings, one has exhibits of different rivers of the world the other has exhibits of the ocean. The river exhibits are far superior. The aquarium is well laid out and is an easy walk,...More

1  Thank Bill P
Reviewed 9 October 2007

1.It did not know it would be successful enough to need more space. This is important to a visitor, because what used to be a simple path from the forth floor to the first now has a detour to the Auditorium level to see a...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
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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