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Tennessee Aquarium

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Please note: As part of the Aquarium's phased reopening plan, timed-entry tickets are required. Visit for everything you need to plan and safely enjoy your next Aquarium visit. 

About the Aquarium:

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.

Come see our latest exhibit, Washed Ashore! From now until October 30th, come see over a dozen artistic installations of aquatic animals made from recovered plastic debris on display across our campus! Each colorful work was meticulously crafted by artists with Oregon-based nonprofit Washed Ashore using recovered litter to raise awareness of the threat water-borne plastic pollution poses to aquatic life.

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Tennessee Aquarium guests watching clownfish and anemone in Ocean Journey.
Clownfish, anemone, and more can be found in Ocean Journey.
Tennessee Aquarium guests enjoying the touch tank.
Experience touching stingrays and more in our touch tank!
Tennessee Aquarium guests viewing fish in River Journey.
See freshwater fish in River Journey.
Tennessee Aquarium guests pointing at turtles in the turtle nursery.
Baby turtles abound in the turtle nursery!
Children touch the shark sculpture that's part of the Washed Ashore exhibit.
Now until October 30th, come see the Washed Ashore sculptures, made from plastic ocean debris.
Tennessee Aquarium
Sunday - Friday: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

The Tennessee Aquarium is located in the Eastern time zone. Check website for special holiday hours.

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