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Aquarium Camp

Dive in during your winter break for fun at the Tennessee Aquarium! Join us as we explore the world around us through hands-on exploration, animal encounters, tours, activities, and so much more. Camps are geared towards children between the ages of 5 and 10 years old with a variety of themes.

Winter Break Camp Dates

Single Day Camp

December 19, 20, 21, 22
January 2, 3, 16
February 20

3-Day Camp 

December 28-30

Winter Break Camp Details

Camp Times

9:00 am to 4:00 pm (Aftercare will not be available for Winter Break Camps)


5 to 10 years old


Single Day Camp – $55 per day for members / $60 per day for non-members
3-Day Camp – $165 for members / $180 for non-members


Aquarium Camp is sponsored by:

Children's Hospital at Erlanger logo

campers sitting in a group
campers at touch tank
campers doing experiment
campers in grass
campers at lemur habitat

Winter Camp Dates and Themes

Each session has a theme that campers will focus on for the duration of camp. A typical day for our campers will include touring the Aquarium, meeting an animal ambassador, and hands-on activities and/or experiments. These activities can occur on the Aquarium campus, outdoor areas around the Aquarium, or local organizations within walking distance of the Aquarium.

Single Day Camps

$55 per day for members / $60 per day for non-members

Amazing Adaptations

Choose your own camp adventure! Each camp day we will explore the amazing adaptations that animals have that allow them to thrive in their habitat. Join us for only one or two days, or have your camper spend the whole week with us!

December 19 – Wings Take Flight
December 20 – Breathing Can Be Weird
December 21 – Burr Its Cold Outside
December 22 – Just Keep Swimming

New Year, New Life

With a new year come new life! Join us for one day or two days as we explore animal gardeners along with some unique life cycles of animals. Join us for one or both days.

January 2 – Animal Gardeners
January 3 – Life Cycles

Kooky Critters

Join us as we spend the day marveling at unique and kooky animals! We will discover how being unique can help animals thrive in their habitats.

Date: January 16

Animal Attraction

Love is all around! Join us as we explore some of the wonderful ways that animals can express attraction. Whether it’s with colors, flashing lights, or unusual behaviors. Animals have unique ways to attract a mate.

Date: February 20

3-Day Camp

$165 for members / $180 for non-members

Color Crazy

Have you ever noticed how colorful animals are? We will discover how animals use their coloration patterns to help them blend in, stand out, and even how they change colors! Join us as we tour the Aquarium in the morning, experiment with color during the day, and visit with a colorful Ambassador Animal.

Dates: December 28-30



Cancelation, Refund, and Transfer Policies:

Rescheduling fees of 10% apply to session changes made more than 3 days after the initial registration. Rescheduling in depended on session availability.
Cancelation fees apply to camps that are canceled more than 3 days after the initial registration.
Cancelation Fees:

  • Cancelations made more than 14 days prior to the camp session will receive 50% refund.
  • No refunds for cancellations made less than 14 days prior to the camp session start date.
  • The Aquarium reserves the right to cancel. In the event that the Aquarium cancels a program, participants will be notified and offered a full refund or an opportunity to reschedule.

Camp Behavior Contract

Camp COVID-19 Safety Policies

Questions? If you have any questions about camp, contact us at summercamp@tnaqua.org or 423-785-4093.

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