Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga

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Tennessee Aquarium, Chattanooga - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price

Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga,TN 37402

Phone: +1-8002620695

Ticket Price: 30 USD

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Time Required: 02:00 Hrs

Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

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Amazing! That’s how your reaction will be when you visit the largest freshwater aquarium of the world which houses more than 9000 creatures. This glass pyramid aquarium hovering over the riverside lets you take a tour of the entire Tennessee River ecosystem, starting from Appalachia to its end mouth in the Mississippi Delta. Along the journey, you will see creatures like alligators, eels, frogs, ducks, snakes and otters as well. Besides, also see the sturgeon touch pool of the aquarium.

Climb aboard the high-speed catamaran of the aquarium to take a tour of this entire path. Along with this, also try to catch up a 3D show at the IMAX theatre.

Tennessee Aquarium Information

  • The Aquarium is handicap accessible.
  • Limited wheelchairs on rent are available in the Aquarium.
  • Stroller and backpacks are permitted in the Aquarium buildings.
  • No weapons, smoking, electronic cigarettes, refreshments or pets are permitted in the Aquarium.

Tennessee Aquarium Ticket Prices

  • Children (3-12years) - $18.95
  • Under 3 – free
  • For IMAX 3D Theatre - $9.95 (adult), $8.50 (children from 3 -12), free (children under 3)
  • River Gorge Explorer - $32 (adult), $24.50 (children from 3 -12), $18 (children under 3)
  • Aquarium family membership - $145
  • Backstage Pass- $17

Tennessee Aquarium Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission is at 6 PM.
  • Building closes at 7:30 PM.
  • The gift shops – 10am - 6:30 PM.
  • The Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater are closed only on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

How To reach Tennessee Aquarium by Public Transport

  • By car – I-24 to downtown Chattanooga, U.S. Highway 27 North, take exit 1C.

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  • Excellent parking, able to leave vehicle all day flat $9. Aquarium's policy unlimited entry what a plus, since SO many other things to explore in area. Toured salt water aquarium first. Walked across Walnut St walking bridge to vibrant North shore...Coolidge Park, carousel, quaint shops & cafes. Saw view from Bluff Area. Then enjoyed the fresh water aquarium. Delicious dinner choices right there without moving vehicle. VERY tourist friendly.

  • My husband and I LOVED this. We got back stage passes for both the River and Ocean parts because we love animals and the ocean. It was nice, someone literally brings you where the employees and divers are. They show you everything and explain everything they do to run the Aquarium. We enjoyed our time here because it's a mixture of mammals and fish. The butterfly garden was so much fun. We were lucky to hold four butterflies during our time spent inside. Our favorites were the river giants, sharks, jellyfish and lemurs. We spent 6 hours there. The Aquarium is a minimum of 2 hours.

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  • We enjoyed our experience at the aquarium. Staff was super friendly and helpful. My favorite exhibit was the otters. The aquarium is divided into two buildings- the river journey and the ocean journey. The river journey building is extremely well laid out. The architecture is very interesting. We enjoyed weaving in and out of the main hallway into the little side exhibits. We were very impressed with the river journey overall. My only complaint with the river side is that the glass seemed warped in the tanks, and it made me dizzy to look through it. The ocean journey building itself is not as exciting as the river one, although I found those animals more interesting. I think that building must be older and in need of an update. We were a group of 4 adults and it took us approximately 1.5 hours to go through both buildings.

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  • Absolutely worth the price of admission. To start with, the architecture is more stunning on the inside than the outside. You get to see the sky through those glass ceilings and in one of the buildings, they created a multi-level walkway from which you can see large aquariums full of hundreds of species. There are themed rooms including one full of jellyfish. I'm personally afraid of being surrounded by jellyfish, but I was so blown away by how they laid out the room that I couldn't help but walk around and enjoy. There are some special features thrown in. For one example, there's a measuring device attached to a speaker so you can literally hear the electrical current the eel is creating. There are two touch tanks. My favorite was where you can stay as long as you want and touch sting rays. Very enjoyable for adults AND children. The guides/employees are knowledgeable and prepared to answer any questions. I learned some things about sharks and otters. Very interesting. If you are there in the afternoon, you'll get to see feeding times for some of the animals. I would absolutely recommend visiting this attraction. Money well spent.

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  • This is a wonderful place to visit. It is easy to get to and has plenty of parking. It is also within walking distance of some great restaurants. Every member of the Aquarium staff that my family and I interacted with was extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful. This trip to the Aquarium was to celebrate our Grandaughter's 3rd BIRTHDAY. She had a wonderful time. She is still talking about the shark!!!!

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