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


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.

Corporate Events at the Tennessee Aquarium

Corporate Events & Meeting Venues

Let us help you plan your next Chattanooga, TN corporate event. Whether you seek a venue for a client dinner or a more casual networking event, the Aquarium is the perfect place. Give your guests a front-row seat with baby stingrays, colorful butterflies, toothy sharks and catfish and you’ll be the talk of the town. Simply e-mail events@tnaqua.org and we will get your event started in the right direction.

   All Venues:

  • Available nightly from 7 — 10:30 p.m.
  • Food is provided at additional cost through approved Chattanooga caterers.
  • Bar options, tables, chairs and linens provided by the aquarium at additional cost.
  • See FAQ for more information.

Venue Pricing

Tennessee Aquarium Experience
If you really want to impress your guests, treat them to a spectacular night on the river.

  • Includes exhibit access to the entire aquarium.
  • $2,900 rental fee for up to 100 guests. Includes use of outdoor pavilion.
  • Additional guests $22 each.
  • Photo Gallery

River Journey
Our original Aquarium is the perfect place for a night of dinner and dancing, with exhibits open throughout the evening.

  • $1,900 rental fee for up to 100 guests. Includes use of outdoor pavilion and exhibit access.
  • Additional guests $15 each.
  • River Journey accommodates 200 for a sit-down dinner and 700 reception style.
  • Photo Gallery

Ocean Journey
Turn your reception into a tropical soirée with stingrays, jellyfish, butterflies, sharks and more.

  • $1,500 rental fee for up to 100 guests. Includes exhibit access.
  • Additional guests $12 each.
  • Ocean Journey accommodates 70 for a sit-down dinner and 200 reception style.
  • Photo Gallery

IMAX Theater & Great Hall
Enjoy a private viewing of one of our current shows and have hors d'oeuvres or dinner in the Great Hall. With a screen six-stories high, the IMAX 3D Theater is the premiere theater experience in Chattanooga.

  • Includes private screening of a current film of your choice.
  • $1,500 rental fee for up to 150 guests. Additional guests $7.75 each. Weekend rentals may be subject to additional fee.
  • Great Hall accommodates 300 guests for a sit-down dinner and 400 reception style.
  • Photo Gallery

IMAX Boardroom 

The IMAX Boardroom offers a professional meeting space with a sophisticated Aquarium twist.  Available for day-long or multiple day meetings, the IMAX Boardroom has a variety of room setup options to cater to your specific needs.  
  • $550 per day. Boardroom accommodates up to 30 people. Includes full use of AV equipment.
  • Includes coffee, water and soft drinks for attendees. Catering options available. 
  • Reserved theater seating available for $7.75 per person. 
  • Accommodates up to 30 for regular meeting space.
  • Breakfast and lunch options available at additional cost.
  • Photo Gallery

River Gorge Explorer 
Host a truly unique event aboard the River Gorge Explorer while taking an exciting cruise down the Tennessee River. This high speed catamaran is the perfect place for you and your employees or clients to enjoy breathtaking views of the Tennessee River Gorge as well as the Chattanooga Riverfront.

  • $2,000 base rental fee for a 2 hour private cruise.
  • More time can be reserved at an additional cost of $750 per hour.
  • Accommodates up to 70 people for early-bird, afternoon lunch or sunset cruises.
  • CD, DVD, and Powerpoint are available on the boat.
  • Limited catering and beverage options are available. Contact us for details.
  • Photo Gallery