Spring Break Safari in Chattanooga

During the Spring Break Safari, Chattanooga transforms into a place where kids rule, and adventure is everywhere. Kids won’t be able to resist exploring the world with lots of hands-on activities and scavenger hunts throughout the city designed just for them.  

This Spring Break, who will you become?

From Friday, March 8 to Sunday, April 7, 2024, participating attractions will offer kids the chance to use their imaginations and have fun while exploring the all-new Ridges to Rivers gallery at the Tennessee Aquarium, learning how Ruby Falls was accidentally discovered, and maneuvering a robotic arm to build a tower at the Creative Discovery Museum. Kids can become RockQuest Adventurers and see geology in action at Rock City, a Zookeeper and feed the Zoo’s giraffes, and so much more. Spring Break Safari will take you around the world without leaving Chattanooga!  

Check the details for each experience. Start anywhere you would like; adventures are independent of each other.

Artisanal Adventurer

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;...

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Budding Artist

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...

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Cave Explorer

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...

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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...

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Global Explorer

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...

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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...

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Be an Innovator at the Creative Discovery Museum

Be an innovator at the Creative Discovery Museum, an inclusive, award-winning children’s museum in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. With a variety of immersive arts and science exhibits, there’s something for the entire family to explore!

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Junior Naturalist

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,...

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RockQuest Adventurer


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...

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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...

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More Spring Fun

Scavenger Hunt

Families can discover more about Chattanooga on an exciting Scavenger Hunt! Explore the city and complete each Scavenger Hunt at your own pace. Solve the clues together or if you get stuck, you can...

Explore the Spring Break Safari and Scavenger Hunt Map