Backstage Pass

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

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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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Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari

Ranger Rick's Photo Picks

Amy Viola

Upload your photos to facebook!

Show us your pearly whites while popping up with piranhas, posing with parakeets or squirming at the sight of snakes. Upload your favorites to the Aquarium's facebook page and we'll post some of your pictures to Ranger Rick's Photo Picks.

Beginning in June, we'll have a poll each week on our facebook page where you can vote for your favorite picture and the winner will be the “Photo of the Week.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Location & Schedule

Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari is located in the lower level of the River Journey building next to the Seahorse Gallery. Animal presentations will be offered daily from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

Meet the Safari Animals

The animals are the stars of Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari. Some will make you laugh, others may make you shiver. Some you can touch. Some you won't want to.
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Fun Activities

Solve a puzzle, create a bird feeder or play a game! Ranger Rick invites all explorers to discover these fun activities before or after you visit the Tennessee Aquarium.
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Your Backyard Habitat

After visiting Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari, you’re ready to explore your own backyard with new eyes. What creatures are living there now and how can you make it a better place for more animals?
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Bug Club

Curious young naturalists will love learning about fascinating multi-legged creatures. Membership includes a monthly newsletter (the Monthly Moult), fun meetings and a Bug Club t-shirt.
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Safari Links

Fun and educational links about wildlife and nature
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Buy Tickets Online

Buy your tickets online now for no waiting in line.
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