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Give Them a Gift They’ll Want to Return – Again and Again


Chattanooga, Tenn. (December 10th, 2008) – Today’s holiday shoppers are looking for more than the perfect present this year, they’re searching for thoughtful gifts that will have lasting value throughout the new year ahead. That’s why savvy shoppers are considering memberships at non-profit organizations like the Tennessee Aquarium. Their purchasing power can provide endless hours of family fun while supporting the Aquarium’s conservation and education initiatives.

Aquarium membership comes in two convenient categories, one for families and one for individuals and couples starting at just $75. To purchase, call the Aquarium’s Membership Department at (423) 267-FISH (3474) or buy online now.

Members receive unlimited Aquarium visits for an entire year and exclusive discounts. It’s like giving loved ones the Twelve Days of Christmas for real.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love sent to me:      

            Twelve drum fish drumming,

            Eleven pipefish piping,

            Ten dart frogs leaping,

            Nine jellies dancing,

            Eight darters darting,

            Seven turtles sunning,

            Six gentoos diving,


            Five southern rays,

            Four bamboo sharks,

            Three French grunts,

            Two sea turtles,

            And a (crested wood) partridge in an annatto tree!



The Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder and appreciation for the natural world. Admission is $19.95 per adult and $12.95 per child, ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation programs. The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium. Ticket prices are $8.50 per adult and $6.00 per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $25.95 for adults and $17.95 for children. Excursions aboard the new River Gorge Explorer depart daily into “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” Advance tickets may be purchased online at or by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities.

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