Call the Reservations Department: at (423) 265-0698 or (800) 262-0695 ext. 3600 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Reservations will be accepted up to 10 working days prior to your visit. 

Don’t forget to book a FREE education program for your school group! Ask the reservationists for more information.

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Ask the Expert

Use this handy form to ask the Aquarium expert. We have scientists who know amphibians, birds, fish, insects, invertebrates, reptiles or mammals.

Visitors viewing the aquarium

Inspiring wonder and appreciation for the natural world
is what we do every day.


Each year the Tennessee Aquarium’s award-winning education staff reaches nearly 200,000 individuals with inspiring programs delivered both on the Aquarium campus and throughout the tri-state area. Every fun-filled program exceeds the national and state science standards for AL, GA & TN. Whether its home room or home school, Tennessee Aquarium educators offer a variety of age-appropriate education programs to help your children achieve their goals.

Recent studies have proven that students need learning experiences outside the classroom. Empower them to be enlightened by nature while exploring River Journey and Ocean Journey, viewing educational IMAX 3D films or connecting with nature and local history aboard the River Gorge Explorer. You’ll know they’re receiving a well-balanced lesson from the only aquarium in the United States that’s accredited as a supplementary education school by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), also known as AdvancED.

They’ll thank you for a great day of adventure-filled learning with amazing animals from around the world.

Tomorrow’s environmental stewards are learning how to care for our natural resources today at the Tennessee Aquarium.


School Groups

Find out how the Tennessee Aquarium can become an extension of your classroom.
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Sleep in the Deep

Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more? Now is your chance.
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Summer Camp

The world is full of natural wonders and there's no better place to go exploring than Summer Camp at the Tennessee Aquarium. Seven age-appropriate camps are offered during June and July. These fun, fast-paced and engaging sessions book up quickly beginning in March.
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Home School

The Tennessee Aquarium offers many learning opportunities for Home School students.  To discover more about Home School Day and our classes for grades 4-10,
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A visit to the Tennessee Aquarium is a fascinating troop outing and fun way to earn one of several badges related to nature or wildlife.
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Have the Tennessee Aquarium come to you for an exciting educational program! 
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Live, Local Weather Report

Thanks to a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Tennessee Aquarium has a new weather station with live webcam. Get instant access to current weather conditions in downtown Chattanooga.
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