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First admittance to the Aquarium is at 10 a.m. with last admittance at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The Gift Shops close at 6:30 p.m. The Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater are open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Check the River Gorge Explorer schedule for cruise times. The Aquarium ticketing center opens at 9:30 a.m. daily.

RIVER GORGE EXPLORER

Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise
A Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour.

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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.

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Creative Discovery Museum

Creative Discovery Museum

Get discount tickets you can use any time at the Creative Discovery Museum. Pilot a riverboat, dig for dinosaur bones and more at this children’s museum full of family fun.

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Tennessee Aquarium

Tennessee Aquarium Tickets | IMAX Tickets | River Boat Tickets

 

   ADULT  

CHILD (3 - 12)

 UNDER 3

 

 TENNESSEE AQUARIUM

$26.95

 $16.95

Free

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 IMAX® 3D THEATER

$9.95

$8.50

Free

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 RIVER GORGE EXPLORER

$32

$24.50

$18

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Combine your Aquarium ticket with our other options and get the COMBO price:    

          ► Add an IMAX movie for just $6 per person.  

          ► Add a River Gorge Explorer cruise - only $27 per adult, $21 for kids age 12 and under.

          ► Add a Backstage Pass for just $15 per person.

Ticket purchases help support education, research and conservation programs.

More to Explore:

Aquarium Family Membership  $115
Join the Tennessee Aquarium today and enjoy unlimited Aquarium visits, exclusive IMAX previews and special discounts.

Backstage Pass  $15 
Get VIP access to feed and touch Aquarium animals. Two tours daily -- River Journey at 11 am and Ocean Journey at 2:30 pm. Each one takes about 45 minutes. Aquarium admission is required. Due to safety concerns, children under age 6 are not permitted. 

A 10% Military Discount is available.  Show military I.D. to get a discount on Aquarium admission. Also applies to military retirees who show their I.D. cards.  Available at Aquarium ticketing center only.

General Information:
Your Tennessee Aquarium experience will take at least two hours, and includes admission to two buildings: River Journey and Ocean Journey. Your tickets are good all day, so feel free to catch a bite or sneak a peek at an IMAX 3D film between buildings. The Aquarium Gift Shops close at 6:30 p.m. When scheduling your visit or IMAX film time, remember Chattanooga is in the Eastern Time Zone. All exhibit galleries are fully accessible and a limited supply of wheelchairs are available to rent. 

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Aquarium tickets are sold at the Aquarium’s ticketing center or at the IMAX box office. Last admission 6 PM. Open daily 10 AM – 7:30 PM ET. You may purchase tickets online anytime. ONLINE TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY. Discounted member tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 800-262-0695, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm ET, Monday through Friday. 


Regarding the River Gorge Explorer  Children under 3 are charged $18 because they are considered a passenger according to Coast Guard regulations. 

 

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