During Chattanooga’s Spring Break Safari, the city is transformed into a place where kids can explore the world with lots of hands-on activities designed just for them. Ten of Chattanooga’s attractions are offering special spring break experiences where kids can be Cave Explorers, Conductors, RockQuest Adventurers, Zookeepers, and more.
Families can discover more about Chattanooga on an exciting Scavenger Hunt at each of the attractions as well as four downtown districts. Solve the clues together and if you get stuck, you can ask someone at the attraction or check out the answers at the end.
Most attractions require advance purchase of tickets; check their websites for more details.
Enjoy your Spring Break Safari!
Be a CONDUCTOR at the Tennessee Valley Railroad
Be a Conductor aboard a rumbling locomotive train at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum while traveling along one of the original rail lines into Chattanooga. Step aboard the train to get your ticket punched for this 55-minute, 6-mile, round trip Missionary Ridge Local excursion. Little conductors...Get Exploring
Be a CAVE EXPLORER at Ruby Falls
Become a Cave Explorer and see the tallest and deepest underground waterfall open to the public in the U.S.! Take an elevator 260 feet below ground where you’ll explore the cavern trail to the falls, hear about the cave’s discovery, and see peculiar geological formations. Next, explore 700 feet of...Get Exploring
Be a ROCKQUEST ADVENTURER at Rock City
Be a RockQuest Adventurer and see geology in action while trekking through massive rock formations atop Lookout Mountain at Rock City. The Enchanted Trail takes you through spectacular scenery, impressive views including seeing 7 states from Lover’s Leap, 400+ native plants and flowers, hiding...Get Exploring
Be a ZOOKEEPER at the Chattanooga Zoo
Encounter chimpanzees, giraffes, jaguars, Komodo dragons, meerkats, and more when you become a Zookeeper at the Chattanooga Zoo. Discover how to take care of the animals and their habitats through daily activities, popup keeper chats, and animal meet and greets. Add to the experience with a...Get Exploring
Be a BUDDING ARTIST at the Hunter Museum of American Art
Be a Budding Artist and create your own work of art inspired by the exciting exhibitions, collections, and architecture at the Hunter Museum of American Art. Discover the incredible scenic views, array of paintings, works on paper, sculptures, photography, mixed media, and contemporary studio glass...Get Exploring
Be a GLOBAL EXPLORER at the Tennessee Aquarium
Get up-close to 12,000 animals, representing over 600 species from every continent, when you become a Global Explorer at the Tennessee Aquarium. Venture through the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings where you’ll get to waddle with penguins, be a perch for Monarchs, lay fingers on a Japanese...Get Exploring
Be an ARTISANAL ADVENTURER in the Bluff View Art District
Combine food and art when you become an Artisanal Adventurer exploring the Bluff View Art District’s cultural nooks and crannies. Learn about the arts, architecture, and gardening that make up the District; discover the techniques of the bread makers, chocolatiers, coffee roasters, and pastry chefs;...Get Exploring
Be a WORLD TRAVELER at the Creative Discovery Museum
Be a world traveler at the Creative Discovery Museum and dig for dinosaur bones from Canada, see scorpions from Western Africa, or listen to a steel pan from Trinidad and Tobago. This award-winning children’s museum takes families through immersive arts and science exhibits where they get to play...Get Exploring
Be a HERO at the Medal of Honor Heritage Center
Get inspired to become a hero at the National Medal of Honor Heritage Center where history comes alive through world-class, immersive exhibits. Step in the boots of Medal of Honor recipients and learn about how these ordinary people did extraordinary things under extreme circumstances. After hearing...Get Exploring
Be a JUNIOR NATURALIST at Reflection Riding
Explore over 300 acres of wildlife habitats and native animals and plants when you become a Junior Naturalist at Reflection Riding. The safari trail takes you past endangered American red wolves, wildflowers, birds, butterflies, the bottomland forest, Blue Heron wetland with its magical treehouse,...Get Exploring
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