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Tennessee Aquarium

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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fresh water” (324 reviews)
“butterfly garden” (234 reviews)
“ocean journey” (208 reviews)
Closes in 28 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed yesterday

It was nice going back to see the aquarium. The last time I went was about 10-15 years ago so it was neat to see it again as an adult. Our favorite exhibit hall was the Oceans. The way it was set up and the...More

Thank kayladaniellem
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took our 9 year old and 13 year old to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. I'll be honest, I wasn't expecting much since we live near Atlanta, and I thought that the Georgia Aquarium was suppose to be the best. The Tennessee Aquarium was...More

1  Thank Shannon P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a fantastic day at the Tennessee Aquarium on December 27. Our family was visiting Chattanooga for the first time, and absolutely loved the Aquarium exhibits and the beautiful property on the water. Highlights of our trip were the Salt Water tanks, the butterfly...More

1  Thank allison w
Reviewed 1 week ago

Volunteers friendly, not crowded (we went early on a weekday), well described and detailed accounts next to each exhibit. I learned so much and had fun, too.

1  Thank Barefootsphynx
Reviewed 1 week ago

The aquarium is beautifully done in stages with river life dominating. Unfortunately, we had promised the kids they would see sharks. Though there were a few ocean life creatures, it was a very limited display. We tried to emphasize the giant fish of the river,...More

1  Thank Ginny W
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been to this aquarium several times and it's one of the best I've been to. I have visited others, but the Tennessee Aquarium allows you to spend as much time as you want to in there so there's no rushing you through.

1  Thank Skip H
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came from Atlanta and I have to admit that this aquarium gives the Atlanta one a run for its money. It is deceptively quite large with stunning views when you first go up the escalator. My son 4 year old son enjoyed not only...More

Thank Daniel D
Reviewed 1 week ago

Informative talks almost every half hour. The IMAX movie was fantastic - we saw the Amazon. Loved, loved, loved all the jellyfish and the indoor butterfly exhibit. I saw many of the little kids enjoying touching the stingrays. I personally am opposed to that for...More

Thank mebmik1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I had a wonderful time here! Excellent layout, fun and educational, pretty amazing. A little bit pricey.

Thank Honest A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personally, not a fan of aquariums or zoos, but attended with my daughter on her field trip...lots for kids to do, many animals to see...The Imax was the best part...

Thank MomWins19
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Brittany R
22 December 2017|
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Response from Daniel W | Reviewed this property |
I have done both in the same day. the behind the scenes tours are about an hour long each and a tour guide leads you through and shows you the food areas, higher ups offices, the tanks from the top, and both let you feed the... More
Joshnbrandy W
12 June 2017|
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29.95 for adults. 18.95 for kids ages 3-12 and 2 and under are free.
25 May 2017|
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Response from luisandmarierod | Reviewed this property |
There are options. Hubby and I got the member and 1 guest, I think it's called: an entire year where either of us can go! I didn't feel pressured that first day to try and see a lot, since I knew I can come back at my... More