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Thrills & Gills at the Tennessee Aquarium
Family-friendly fun in October

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (April 18, 2005) -- If you're lurking for some Halloween fun the whole family will fancy, creep on over to the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX ® 3D Theater for some “Thrills & Gills.”

During the entire month of October, visitors will encounter a variety of creepy critters and Halloween activities:

  • Discover the truth about the Aquarium’s Fear Factor creatures like sharks, piranha, barracuda, moray eels, alligators and venomous snakes.
  • Register to win a behind-the-scenes feeding tour of the Aquarium’s most infamous creatures.
  • Experience 3D thrills and gills at the IMAX Theater, where you can feast your eyes on a shark feeding frenzy in "Sharks 3D."
  • Gallery presentations take place everyday. Aquarium staff members give visitors an opportunity to get frighteningly familiar with a variety of multi-legged creatures and mysterious animal skeletons.
  • Come in costume and celebrate Halloween with the Tennessee Aquarium's creepy, crawly creatures and surreal seahorses on Oct. 28 during the after-hours “Phantom of the Aqua” Halloween Party. During the spooky party, watch costumed divers feed the hungry predators of the deep, trick or treat for goodies in the galleries, win prizes in the hall of games and listen to eerie tales in the Delta swamp. For more information call 423-267-FISH. www.tnaqua.org

The Tennessee 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 $21.95 for adults and $12.50 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.

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