result of the 3-D wizardry . . . immerses you in the most
realistic experience of depth ever achieved by motion
-Jack Mathews, New York Newsday
Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater
in the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Center, the massive six-story-high
screen is 66' x 89' and seats 400 people. The IMAX building
also houses the Environmental Learning Lab; Great Hall
with "whale bone" design and back-lit graphic
panels; gift shop; boardroom; and office space for Aquarium
personnel. The IMAX® 3D Theater was built to augment
the enormous success of the Aquarium, which opened in
The IMAX 3D experience is powerful, involving and intense.
Because of its technologically advanced 3D cameras, rolling-loop
projector, special polarized glasses, and large film format
- at 10 times the size of conventional 35mm movie film,
it's the largest in the world- viewers don't watch an
IMAX 3D movie; they live it.
The Tennessee Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater is located
at the corner of Second and Chestnut streets, halfway
between the Aquarium and the Creative Discovery Museum
and across the street from Shuttle Park North, a new cinema
complex and electric shuttle terminal.
the Aquarium and the city of Chattanooga have become models
of environmental sustainability and urban renewal. The
Aquarium and the IMAX Theater have played a major role
in the city's rebirth and bolstered the transformation
of the downtown riverfront.
$14 million, including the Environmental Learning Lab
Tennessee Aquarium Corporation
The Tennessee Aquarium is the first and largest freshwater
aquarium in the world. The 130,000-square-foot facility
holds 400,000 gallons of water and 9,000 animals that
swim, fly and crawl in natural exhibits.
IMAX Theater only:
Adults: $7.75. Children under 12: $5.25.
IMAX Theater/Tennessee Aquarium combination ticket:
Adults: $18. Children under 12: $10.50