Aquarium Animal Guide
The Tennessee Aquarium is home to a richly diverse living collection of the world’s most fascinating animals. Inside the River Journey building, visitors are delighted by feisty river otters, colorful frogs, amazing turtles and freshwater fish species such as beautiful trout, giant catfish and prehistoric-looking sturgeon. While exploring Ocean Journey, guests experience tropical and marine habitats. Hyacinth macaws call out from a lush rainforest as visitors come face to face with big, toothy sharks, beautiful butterflies, playful penguins, mesmerizing jellyfish and thousands of colorful reef fish. Aquarium educators also introduce guests to dozens of other species during hourly Animal Encounter programs.
Animal Encounters Thousands of species delight Aquarium visitors. Now meet more of the world's coolest critters up close. Special Animal Encounter programs are offered every hour of every day.
Jellies Living Art™ Mysterious and graceful creatures from the deep spark the imagination. Learn how these alien-looking jellies have also fueled artistic expression.
Finding Nemo™ Clownfish are among the Tennessee Aquarium's most loved animals thanks to Disney / Pixar's hit animated film, Finding Nemo. Download coloring pages and activity sheets for a fun-filled time with these undersea superstars!