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Tennessee Aquarium

  • 1 Broad St.
  • Chattanooga, TN 37402

Dive into two worlds of wonder and excitement at the top-rated aquarium in America. Begin with the freshwater exhibits in the River Journey building. The adventure continues with the Ocean Journey building. Experience two aquariums in one great city — Chattanooga.

Along the way, you'll have opportunities to come face-to-face with feisty otters, enormous Arapaima giant catfish, and tons of turtles. You can also touch a sturgeon. Enjoy playful penguins, touch a stingray, and marvel at toothy sharks, lemurs, and butterflies. Plan on spending at least three hours to enjoy observing and learning about all of the Aquarium's diverse gathering of animals.

The latest addition to the Aquarium, Island Life will add even more excitement to your visit. This new gallery will take you on an island-hopping adventure from the tropical waters of the Coral Triangle to the chilly waves of Vancouver Island. You'll discover dazzling reef fish, mysterious Flashlight Fish, and terrestrial creatures like the colorful Panther Chameleon.

Kids can climb on a life-sized Galapagos Tortoise sculpture and wiggle through a giant Sea Anemone model like Clownfish.

Download the FREE Tennessee Aquarium app from the iTunes Store or Google Play to maximize your adventure. Use the app to plan your visit, check IMAX showtimes and to get even closer to creatures during the many Daily Animal Programs offered free with Aquarium admission each day.

The Tennessee Aquarium is closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

Sports Facilities
Sports Facilities - Baseball/Softball
  • Handicapped Accessible:
Facility Info
Meeting Rooms
  • Largest Room 1000
  • Theatre Capacity 185
  • Banquet Capacity 200
  • Theater Capacity: 185
Function Space
  • Theater Capacity: 185
  • Classroom Capacity: 185
  • Banquet Capacity: 200
  • Reception Capacity: 1000
River Gorge
  • Theater Capacity: 70
Recurring weekly on Sunday, Saturday until September 6, 2020

Enjoy the river views while shopping with local artisans and crafters every Saturday AND Sunday—during the season—9am - 5pm. Free yoga on Saturdays at 10am too (bring a mat and water) and enjoy local live music too!