Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more?



Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise
A Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour.

Get Involved

Get Involved

Take a peek at the people and programs beneath the peaks then dive right in! Behind the scenes are volunteers, employees, donors, companies, foundations and members whose hard work and support build the foundation of our mission to inspire wonder and appreciation for the natural world.

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are vital to our success because the The Tennessee Aquarium is a private, non-profit organization. Aquarium Volunteers educate our guests, care for our plants and animals, assist in our offices or volunteer behind the acrylic walls as divers. Discover the unique, educational and fun volunteer opportunities at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Your donations ensure continued growth for our conservation and research efforts. Your additional support means our accredited team of educators will have the funding to reach out to tomorrow’s environmental stewards with vital programming. We appreciate the many ways you are helping us inspire wonder and appreciation for the natural world. Donate now...



Join the Tennessee Aquarium today and come all year for FREE! Visit for an hour or two or stay all day. There's always something new to see and do. Become a member...



Corporate Sponsorships

Join our sponsors who value the importance of conservation, education and community development. Your support spells SUCCESS through increased local, regional and national marketing and educational programs. Become a sponsor...


Corporate Memberships

Join the growing ranks of companies supporting the Aquarium. Your contributing corporate membership helps fund important educations and conservation programs while enabling your company and employees to enjoy great benefits in return.  Become a corporate member...


Employment Opportunities

The Tennessee Aquarium is committed to creating a positive, challenging and rewarding work environment for all staff. We are an equal employment opportunity employer and strive for diversity in all jobs and at all levels in the organization.  Job openings...
Campus Map
Aquarium campus map
Downloadable PDF Brochure
2011 Tennessee Aquarium brochure 
Backstage Pass

NEW Backstage Passes will give you VIP access to get up-close, feed, and actually touch Aquarium animals.
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Sleepovers at the Aquarium

Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more? Now is your chance.

Traveling with Kids

Chattanooga's fun museum for kids! Visit the Creative Discovery Museum. Pilot a riverboat, dig for dinosaur bones, make sculptures and build a car at this hands-on children’s museum full of family fun.

Traveling with your Pet

Planning a trip to Chattanooga? Bring your pet! We've got tips and links to pet-friendly hotels and boarding facilities.

Fun Stuff

Check out this fun-filled page with links to interactive games and other activities. Enjoy some of these items at home or download maps to help you "dive deeper" into your next Aquarium visit.

Chatter Magazine

Check out the digital version of Chattanooga's Chatter Magazine.

Live, Local Weather Report

Thanks to a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Tennessee Aquarium has a new weather station with live webcam. Get instant access to current weather conditions in downtown Chattanooga.
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By diving in now, you'll be among the first to learn about new animals and exhibits, conservation programs, special events at the Aquarium and new films coming to the IMAX 3D Theater.