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Waves of Fun

Make a splash in Downtown Chattanooga this summer!

NEW: Ridges to Rivers gallery

Dip beneath the surface to explore the life-filled waters of Southern Appalachian streams and rivers (no fins or dive mask required).

Secrets of the Sea at IMAX

Prepare to meet some of the ocean’s strangest and most spectacular creatures in the new film Secrets of the Sea, narrated by Joelle Carter, for IMAX® and giant screen theaters! From adorable pygmy seahorses and opalescent squid, to manta rays, tiger sharks, a coconut octopus, and much more, Secrets of the Sea takes you face-to-face with an astonishing array of marine critters, showing the fascinating ways they interact with each other and their environment.

Secrets of the Sea 3D is presented locally by Ben & Jerry’s Chattanooga.

Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure at Creative Discovery Museum

Wild Kratts: Ocean Adventure!, a brand-new temporary exhibit at the Museum, immerses the young explorers in your life in whole body explorations of ocean habitats and the fascinating creatures within them. Using Wild Kratts technology and the powers of science and teamwork, visitors will join the Wild Kratts team to solve problems, help animals, and foil the villains’ nefarious plans.

family in front of Wild Kratts exhibit
child interacting with Wild Kratts exhibit
children interacting with Wild Kratts exhibit
children interacting with Wild Kratts exhibit

Tennessee Aquarium Plaza

The fountains and water features on the Aquarium plaza begin flowing for the summer season in early May. Come splash with us!

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