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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%
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“salt water” (421 reviews)
“butterfly garden” (241 reviews)
“ocean journey” (210 reviews)
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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
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+1 800-262-0695
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"salt water"
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"butterfly garden"
in 241 reviews
"ocean journey"
in 210 reviews
"butterfly room"
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"separate buildings"
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"ocean building"
in 147 reviews
"ocean side"
in 128 reviews
"the river"
in 914 reviews
"sea horses"
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"penguin exhibit"
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"aquatic life"
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"second building"
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"imax movie"
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"all ages"
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"take your time"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is an awesome aquarium! Smaller than the Georgia aquarium but we enjoyed it much more. The exhibits were great and we loved the butterfly room! We spent the entire day here making a couple of trips thru each of the buildings. The staff was...More

Thank Kathy H
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is one of the finest aquariums we have ever seen. It is extremely family and has separate buildings for fresh and sea water displays as well as another building for the IMax performances.

Thank Robsy5111
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic Aquarium.... very very clean tanks ... Wonderful double tank Giant Octopus... AMAZING!! HUGE VIEW TANK AND KID ACTIVITY!! You will not be disappointed! :)

Thank Jen C
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Took our 13 month old granddaughter and she loved it. The staff was so nice. Very easy to get around with a stroller. She loved the outside are so much. Can’t wait to go again.

Thank Stella L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went on a Saturday morning right when they opened. Parking was easily available and ticket lines were short. Our girls loved the exhibits, especially the hands on petting pools. Very original ocean and river exhibits in two separate buildings. Takes about 2-3 hours to complete...More

Thank elrondonto
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I thought the aquarium was very nice, and very well set up. It flows so well from one exhibit to another. Sadly, I was not able to spend much time at the saltwater touch tanks and the butterfly garden as both were completely inundated with...More

Thank stacymh12
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A large aquarium with lots of different types of fish and animals to see. Especially liked the butterfly exhibit. For most people, it would be an awesome aquarium and a must see attraction. I volunteered at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta and to me it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Absolutely amazing the quality of fish and wildlife this aquarium has on display in two buildings. From sharks to snakes to butterflies, gators to native Tennessee minnows and Russian Sturgeon fish. What makes it so enjoyable or the young kids are the many alcoves that...More

Thank D2821ITroberts
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Thomas B, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your review. We'll share your comments with our staff and volunteers.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

2 buildings housing marine life from freshwater and the ocean. Live displays, discussions. Well worth a visit.

Thank Ksmile2001
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We needed entertainment for a day while in the area for a wedding. Our grandchildren ages 6, 4 and 3 had stayed in our rental long enough and were looking for some excitement.This was a an ideal spot. The assortment of animals and environments grabbed...More

Thank barthur11
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Thomas B, Public Relations Manager at Tennessee Aquarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting and your review. We love it when people say they had fun while learning about water and wildlife.

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Jennifer M
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Response from Christine H | Reviewed this property |
They are open daily from 10 am to 6 pm, only closing on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Enjoy!
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Tiffany G
25 February 2018|
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Response from crazym0m0f4 | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay in responding to this. I'm not 100% certain of the answer to your question as to whether or not they allow dogs. I am not aware of any kennels on site available to customers. However, I would encourage... More
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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
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