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Tennessee Aquarium

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Closed Now: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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“butterfly garden”(260 reviews)
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed yesterday

Have visited this aquarium many times & it is always a good trip. Be sure to see both buildings as they have fresh water & salt water in separate buildings.

Thank Kim K
Reviewed 3 days ago

My wife and i visited in December and it was a very light day. Not crowded at all and we had plenty of time to see the great exhibits and speak with the museum staff. This museum is very family friendly and interactive. It is...More

Thank lamarbradley
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The conservation that is carried out and the educational value along with the beauty and unique exhibit design makes this one of my favorite attractions in Chattanooga. If you have time, go on both Behind the Scenes tours! Totally magical!

Thank 221KimberlyA
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were there on a Sunday morning when it opened, so it wasn't crowded. We had 4 kids with us, ages 5 and 9. The aquarium is extremely well organized. In each of 2 buildings you go to the top on an escalator, then make...More

Thank mdkbb
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This aquarium is well organized and full of wonderful animals to see. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly. It took us about 2 hours to go through but it could have been longer. Wonderful place to visit, worth every penny!

Thank 275janellej
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very nice aquarium! I enjoyed the fresh water side more than the salt water! It was a very cool aquarium! Definitely worth going to once!

Thank Iamaspartan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I visited the aquarium on a weekend visit to Chattanooga. The aquarium was large, clean and well laid out. I personally enjoyed the river journey more than the ocean journey. However, there wasn’t as many facts or educational items as I enjoy....More

Thank Rebekahmcc
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The aquarium is very nice especially the butterfly enclosure!! So many beautiful butterflies in different sizes and shapes it was amazing how they just landed on us!! Really big underwater turtle and other huge mammals really amazing!

Thank famhandhospice
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the best attractions in Chattanooga. It's pricey, but you get your money's worth. There are two main branches - a freshwater river branch, and a saltwater branch. Both exhibits are extremely well-constructed and maintained. There are a variety of animals on...More

Thank 436michaelr436
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We purchased an “Aquarium/IMAX flex Combo at $37.95 each which provided access to both 4-story River & Ocean aquariums and an IMAX video! All are 5-star quality! Included was: petting a large sturgeon fish at River aquarium & sting ray at ocean aquarium! Seeing a...More

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Debby C
31 August 2018|
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Response from Nettie R | Reviewed this property |
Sorry Debby, I do need t recall the cost. I know that we paid an extra $8 to see the IMAX show which was well worth it
25 June 2018|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not really sure. But they do a good job of moving people along
1 June 2018|
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Response from ThomasB10780 | Property representative |
Good morning! - A special rate is available to all active military and veterans (with military ID/DDT card) at $25.50 for ages 13 and up and $16.00 for kids ages 3-12. College students (with school ID) can visit for $23.95... More