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Tennessee Aquarium

Day Trips
Located in Tennessee

The Tennessee Aquarium is the highest rated aquarium in the USA and one of America's top ten tourist attractions for overall guest satisfaction! You will enjoy a remarkable journey with 10,000 animals. Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga and surrounded by the natural beauty of the mountains, the Tennessee Aquarium tells the story of the river - following the path of a raindrop from the streams of an Appalachian Forest to the Gulf of Mexico - from the mountains to the sea. Although the Aquarium has grown in size and in animal population since it's opening in 1992, its story and its mission has stayed the same "to inspire wonder, appreciation and protection of water and all life that it sustains."

The Tennessee Aquarium helps visitors connect with the natural world. They offer an enriching and entertaining experience to their visitors, In return, people who visit learn to care about creatures and habitats throughout the world. They begin to understand the urgent conservation needs of our fragile planet.

From free-flying song birds in River Journey’s Cove Forest to the Undersea Cavern in the Ocean Journey building, the Aquarium combines both freshwater and saltwater habitats to give visitors an experience unlike any other. Explore indoor forests, underwater caverns and deep canyons. Meet amazing creatures like playful river otters, toothy sharks, lurking alligators, whimsical seahorses, pulsing jellyfish, giant catfish and captivating penguins. Surprises abound around every corner, like a giant spider crab pop-up tank or touch stations where people can “pet” sharks, stingrays or prehistoric lake sturgeon. In the Butterfly Garden, a thousand fluttering jewels of nature surround delighted guests....

Hours of Operation

Entry times are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Gift Shop:

Daily 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.