a feeding frenzy at the Tennessee Aquarium and now everyone can
catch the action. The Aquarium offers visitors a special treat
with "Dive Into Winter," Nov. 23-Feb. 23.
You'll see comical diving ducks, magical seahorses, ravenous sharks
and watch the river otters dine from divers' hands at scheduled
Into Winter" daily schedule -- Nov. 23 - Feb. 23:
(The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas)
dives and the feedings will be narrated by Aquarium experts who
will explain the importance of feeding animals by hand and pass
along some interesting facts about the food, animals and exhibits
at the Aquarium.
a.m. - Cove Forest - How does a river otter dine? While
floating on its back, of course! Visitors can see the Aquarium's
river otters frolic for food.
a.m. - Gulf of Mexico - Its a feeding frenzy as sharks,
stingrays and other saltwater fish surround food-toting divers
in the Gulf of Mexico tank, each vying for their share of the
Noon - Discovery Hall exhibit - Aquarium guests might get
a glimpse of the baby paddlefish or baby alligators as they
eat. Then, get a firsthand feel for the bony plates on our lake
sturgeon. You'll learn about the sturgeon's diet, find out where
they keep their teeth and how the Aquarium is helping bring
the "king of fishes" back to our rivers and lakes.
p.m. - Nickajack Lake exhibit - Comical diving ducks steal
the show (as well as food from the divers' hands) during the
dive in the 145,000-gallon Nickajack Lake tank. Visitors will
be thrilled at the sight of giant catfish and bass sampling
shrimp, squid and smelt from divers' hands.
p.m. - Member's Entrance - For everyone who wonders how
the Aquarium makes sea water out of tap water or how many pounds
of crickets, worms and squid are on the daily menu, the Aquarium
now offers a behind-the-scenes tour. The guided tour takes visitors
above the tanks, behind the exhibits, into the food preparation
kitchen and down into the basement where holding basins the
size of tractor-trailers are stored. Tickets may be purchased
with an Aquarium admission ticket. Prices are $7 per adult and
$5 per child. Member tickets can be purchased at $5 per adult
and $3 per child. Children must be at least 10 years old and
accompanied by an adult. Tour participants meet at the Members
Entrance at 3 p.m.
p.m. - Seahorse gallery - Learn more about the feeding habits
of our amazing seahorses and watch as they slurp up their favorite
food - baby brine shrimp. You'll find out what makes these "steeds
of the deep" such great predators.
your Aquarium visit, dive into the holidays a little deeper at
the IMAX Theater, located across the street. Enjoy a holiday classic
as the Tennessee
Aquarium IMAX® 3D Theater presents "The Nutcracker,"
the story of a young girl who stumbles into an enchanted kingdom
ruled by a wooden prince. This classic holiday fairytale comes
back to Chattanooga just in time for the holidays. The film presents
E.T.A. Hoffman's story in a way that it's never been seen before
- as a contemporary, non-ballet adaptation of one of the world's
most beloved fairytales. Filmed using award-winning 3D technology,
the story is transformed into a colorful extravaganza of sight
and sound. "The Nutcracker" is showing Nov. 23 - Jan.
at the IMAX, dive "Into the Deep," our signature 3D
IMAX film, or soar above the clouds in "Space Station 3D."
for a complete movie schedule.
Into Winter is sponsored by:
Order from Big River Grille's lunch or dinner menu and receive
$2 off when you present your Aquarium admission ticket. Offer
does not include starters or children's menu. One entree per ticket.
Not good with any other discounts. Big River Grille is located
across from the Aquarium. Valid November 23 - February 23, 2003.