others are saying about the Tennessee Aquarium
of this wonderfully designed exhibit lies not just in the twists
and turns and the nooks and depths of the reef, but also in the
33 windows and view ports that reveal the glory of the reef and
the spectacular aquatic life.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 30, 2005
The . . .
saltwater addition allows customers to get eye-to-eye with squid
and crabs in coral formations, to touch sharks and stingrays in
shallow pools and then top it off with butterflies landing on
The Associated Press, April 30, 2005
today barely resembles the industrial town that once sat on the
banks of the Tennessee. Gone are the waterfront polluters and
grimy factories. In their place now stand the city’s $120
million 21st Century Waterfront project, which includes a new
$30 million expansion to the Tennessee Aquarium, the completely
renovated Hunter Museum of American Art, and the hilltop Bluff
View Art District’s galleries, restaurants and high-end
USA TODAY.com, October 2005
the Chattanooga folks exude self-confidence, it may result from
the distance they have traveled in renewing their community. Chattanooga's
turnaround is the stuff of legend among those who study cities
and hope to learn how to mimic success.”
Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 2005
is “one cool city” and a “jackpot destination
for lovers of the outdoor life”
Runner’s World, 2002
One of the
top 10 Dream Towns to Live Big, Play Hard, and Work (If You Must)”
Outside magazine, 2001
is not a state capital, has no major university, but a strong
sense of community, handsome natural landscapes, civic pride and
the ability to solve problems that are often daunting to bigger
NPR's Morning Edition, 2001
downtown just keeps getting better and better."
Southern Living, 2000
. . . aquarium is the crown jewel of a revitalized downtown district
that also boasts a children's Creative Discovery Museum, a state-of-the-art
IMAX theater, dozens of shops and restaurants, and such offbeat
offerings as the Electric Vehicle Information Center and the International
Towing & Recovery Museum."
National Geographic Traveler, March 1999
Cove Forest [is] a re-creation of an Appalachian stream so authentic
that I wished I'd brought bait."
Conde Nast Traveler, May 1996
end, kids can't help but have acquired a new appreciation of rivers
as dynamic living ecosystems."
Parenting, June/July 1995
press kits & downloadable images: http://www.tnaqua.org/Newsroom/Newsroom.asp
Aquarium inspires wonder and appreciation for the natural world.
Admission is $17.95 per adult and $9.50 per child, ages 3-12.
Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation programs.
The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium. Ticket
prices are $7.95 per adult and $5.50 per child. Aquarium/IMAX
combo tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.50 for children. Advance
tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or by phone
at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee
River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every
day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium and IMAX are
accessible to people with disabilities. Members enjoy unlimited
visits and other benefits. Call 267-FISH to join.