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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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“fresh water” (321 reviews)
“butterfly garden” (231 reviews)
“ocean journey” (207 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Best aquarium I have visited by far. Took 4 yr. Old grandson and he loved it. Spent over 3 hrs. Between both and could have went back through. Very educational and knowledgeable staff. Displays were very well kept and organized. Building very clean, safe for...More

Thank Chris S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We were surprised by the thought and care put into the dual aquariums tracing water sources from rain forests or rivers to the ocean. Having this broad of a scope enabled unexpected exhibits with lemurs, butterflies, etc. We were very impressed and with two aquariums...More

Thank Linda L
Reviewed 3 days ago

An aquarium? Why?- Well, because we can learn a lot - it's interesting and relevant for all ages. The 2 buildings provide a useful visual and informational break from potential overload, but of course you can go at your own pace. I found the seahorse...More

Thank Andy L
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a great place to spend a day. I believe it's one of the nicest in the South. Definitely something for all ages!

Thank Joe C
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I visited here and had a great time. We enjoyed how the place was laid out And the different exhibits. We loved the butterfly garden and the seahorses.

Thank 106nicole
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Although very nicely laid out and two to select from and convenience of location. Nothing special about this. And overpriced.

Thank kazu79
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was one of the most amazing experiences. Absolutely beautiful and so well designed. It was as if you were truly walking in the ocean or a river. Quite an mesmerizing and other worldly experience. Staff was very informative and friendly. I would say this...More

Thank philcentraltexas
Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited Chattanooga on a very cold day. The Aquarium was nice and warm inside. We really enjoyed The River portion of the aquarium. Lots of information on the Tennessee River.

Thank pennys139
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been here over 40 times since moving to Chattanooga in early May and it's my absolute favorite place in all of Chattanooga. The staff is incredible and I've done both behind the scene tours and they are very worth it.

Thank Daniel W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great aquarium that’s great for kids. Lots of stuff in Chattanooga to do after you visit the aquarium as well. If you’re in Chattanooga visiting the aquarium is a must right up there with ruby falls and lookout mountain!

Thank Marc B
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Joshnbrandy W
12 June 2017|
Response from Soccalover45 |
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
Donna B
16 May 2017|
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Response from Julie M | Reviewed this property |
The butterfly exhibit is really nice! Butterflies abound and land directly on visitors.