Tennessee Aquarium strives to be a tributary to each visitor's river of
knowledge. Think of the Tennessee Aquarium not just as a field trip, but
rather as an extension of your classroom with world class exhibits and
standards-based educational opportunities.
We are the only aquarium in the United States accredited as a
supplementary education school by the
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation
and School Improvement(SACS CASI).
Aquarium Education Department is dedicated to connecting people with
nature by providing opportunities for every visitor to earn an
"E" from their experience with us. We accomplish this by
providing people with Exposure to the natural
world and creating a personal Experience for
them. This allows people to be Enlightened by and build a strong
Emotional connection with nature which
Empowers them to make a difference in their
own corner of the world.
This Tributaries site provides information to
help you make your visit successful and enjoyable on every level - a
memorable educational experience for students, teachers and chaperones
alike. Carefully looking through this site is the best way to prepare
for your visit. Included are brief descriptions of the many educational
programs we provide for every grade level. If you have not already
scheduled one of these programs for your group please review the
section now. Although reservations are accepted as late as ten working
days prior to your aquarium visit, the programs do fill up fast!