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.



Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more?


Grade Level Pre-K - Kindergarten

Lunch & Learn Program:

Students watch a video about penguins while they eat and learn about the special adaptations that enable penguins to survive.

Classroom Program:

Download this pdf Life Cycles
Piece together the different stages of life cycles as students discover and compare how animals grow and develop. Students meet live crawling creatures and work in teams to complete a life cycle puzzle.

Auditorium Programs:

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. 

To ensure a safe experience, we suggest that Pre-K and Kindergarten groups use the stairs and elevators instead of the escalators while touring our buildings.  Please remember that Crocs and strollers are not permitted on escalators.



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