NEW! River Otter Falls

River Otter Falls

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We Love to Share as Much as We Love to Show

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We Are Leaders in Freshwater Conservation

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Highest Rated Aquarium for Guest Satisfaction

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Experience the World's Largest Collection of Freshwater Life

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Welcome to the Tennessee Aquarium

Come see for yourself why visitors like you rate the Tennessee Aquarium the best aquarium in America for overall guest satisfaction. Enjoy a remarkable journey from the mountains to the sea as you explore above and below the surface in the Aquarium’s two buildings. Discount ticket packages with the Aquarium's IMAX 3D Theater and River Gorge Explorer make your travel plans easy and affordable.

New Otter Exhibit

Scamper, play, splash, repeat. You'll fall in love with our adorable river otters when you meet them face-to-furry-face.

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Cruise the River Gorge

The River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour. An Aquarium naturalist shares history and wildlife stories about our amazing backyard.

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Become a Member

Enjoy unlimited Aquarium visits and exclusive discounts. Membership pays for itself in about two visits. Stay for an hour or two or all day long.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Discover the unique, educational and fun volunteer opportunities at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Galapagos: Nature's Wonderland 3D

The Galapagos Islands are home to giant tortoises, colorful birds, penguins and marine iguanas. You'll discover a paradise unlike any other during this giant screen adventure.

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Chattanooga Hotel Packages

You'll find the best values with these Aquarium packages offered by Chattanooga's finest hotels. Plan your visit to the city Southern Living magazine calls, "One of America's Top Weekend Getaways."

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Backstage Pass

Get VIP access to be up close, touch and feed Aquarium animals and put yourself in the boots of one of the Aquarium's animal keepers.

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Host an Event

Experience an unforgettable after-hours celebration while hosting your Chattanooga wedding reception, holiday party or corporate event at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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