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Holidays Under the Peaks

Celebrate the season with a holiday visit to the Tennessee Aquarium!  

November 26 – December 31*
*closed Christmas Day (December 25)

Your adventure through a fun-filled underwater wonderland begins with holiday music and decor in the River Journey lobby. Look for seasonal surprises throughout your tour – including a light-bedecked tree twinkling in sync with the jolly jolts of an Electric Eel!

In keeping with beloved holiday tradition, The Polar Express 3D returns to the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater.

PLUS – There’s one additional reason to plan a holiday visit the Aquarium – our newly reopened Butterfly Garden!


river otters playing in snow
lemur sitting inside large, gift wrapped card board box
Keeper holding Panther Chameleon in front of Christmas tree
box turtle crawling out of holiday gift box

The Polar Express at IMAX

A holiday classic returns to Chattanooga's largest screen!

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Puzzles are the Aquarium's 2021 holiday gift.

Holiday Gift Memberships

Get a FREE mini-puzzle when you buy a gift membership between November 10 and December 10!

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Electric Eel Christmas Tree

After making a worldwide splash back in 2019, the Aquarium’s Electric Eel, Miguel Wattson, will once more serve as unofficial tree-lighter in the Rivers of the World gallery. See this new holiday tradition December 1-31!


SCUBA Claus Goes Virtual

While public dive programs are paused for the health and safety of our guests and staff, SCUBA Claus will still make some  live-streamed appearances during dives in our River Giants and Tennessee River exhibits!

Scheduled Virtual Dives (subject to change)

Check back here soon for our 2021 dates and times!

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