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.

IMAX Theater

So real, It's unreal
The huge, six-story screen at the IMAX 3D Theater puts YOU in the action. Travel to undersea reefs filled with colorful creatures, or visit exotic locations from around the world.


Grade Level 1- 2

Lunch & Learn Program:

Animal Senses
Students watch a video about animal senses while they eat, discuss specialized senses that animals use to survive and have their own animal encounter.

Classroom Program:

Download this pdf Animal Adaptations
We play hide and seek as a game, but many animals play to survive!  With pictures, props and live animals, students are introduced to the many colorful ways animals blend into their environment.  Everyone creates their own camouflaged critter to take home.

Auditorium Program:

Download this pdf Jellyfish Dream
Join J. J., a young child who uses the power of imagination to transform into a jellyfish.  Together they travel through the ocean meeting other species of jellies as well as predators. Students discover what a jellyfish is, how they swim, what they eat, how they sting and how they reproduce.

Download this pdf Critter Close-up
Students meet a variety of reptiles and amphibians, learn about the different habitats they live in, their roles in the environment and the unique adaptations which help them survive. 




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