Backstage Pass

New Backstage pass

Get VIP access to get up-close, feed, and touch Aquarium animals.


Animal Encounters

Fun Animal Encounters

From a hairy tarantula to a talking African gray parrot, you never know what you’ll bump into in Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari at the Tennessee Aquarium!

College Days

College Days

Be a part of the Tennessee Aquarium’s College Days. You can take advantage of this discount any day during the month of February… many times as you like. Just show your College ID at the Aquarium ticketing center.
College Day prices are as follows:

                                             General          College Days
Admission       Discount Rate

Aquarium Admission:          $24.95           $12.50

IMAX Admission:                    $8.50              $4.25

Aquarium/IMAX Combo:       $30.95           $15.50

River Gorge Explorer:            $29.00           $14.50

* All members of your party receive the 50% discount.  Children (ages 3-12) discount tickets are $7.50 for Aquarium, $3.50 for IMAX, and $10.50 for Aquarium/IMAX combo, and $10.75 for the River Gorge Explorer.

College Days
These prices include Penguins 3D, Great White Shark 3D, and Rocky Mountain Express.
Please click here for IMAX Showtimes.

The River Gorge Explorer will run at 12:30 and 3:00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays in February.  Advanced reservations are encouraged.  You can learn more about the River Gorge Explorer, or make a reservation here.

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