Celebrating the wonderfully weird side of nature.

Everyone loves a great superhero story, especially if the tale involves super powers. Comic books, movies and video games are filled with characters that have fantastic skills. But many animals have natural abilities that are even more amazing. These super skills make them wonderfully weird. 

You will discover fun facts about the super powers of creatures from around the world during “ODDtober” at the Tennessee Aquarium. Throughout the month, you’ll marvel over the special adaptations and behaviors of cool critters during daily programs. Find out which animals are Super Strong, Super Mobile, Super Smart and which have Super Senses. Costumed divers in the River Journey building add to the fun each day!

ODDtober Weekly Schedule:
FREE with Aquarium admission

Learn more about our ODDtober animals with our new trading cards!

Super Strength – Oct. 1 – 10

11:15am Mighty Mantis Shrimp  – Ocean Journey building, Boneless Beauties 

1:15pm  Super Snappers – River Journey building, Delta Country 

Super Mobility – Oct. 11 – 17

11:15am Slithery Snakes – River Journey, Main Lobby

1:15pm  Climbing Creatures – Ocean Journey, Tropical Cove

Super Senses – Oct 18 – 24

10:30am  Incredible Owls – River Journey, Delta Country

1:15pm   Sharky Senses – Ocean Journey, Tropical Cove

Super Intelligence – Oct. 25 – 31

10:30am  Clever Crows – River Journey, Delta Country

2:15pm   Curious Cephalopods – Ocean Journey, Boneless Beauties

These special weekly ODDtober programs are in addition to the Extraordinary Experiences animal programs that happen daily throughout the year. 

AquaScarium Halloween Party

Friday, October 30,   4 - 8:30 p.m.
Don’t miss out on the Aquarium's Halloween celebration! Come in costume for a night of tricks and treats. Our decorated galleries will have overflowing candy stations, and the exhibits will be "wild" with the antics of costumed divers. Aquarium Mascots will be shake-shake-shaking it off at the Monster Mash. Take a break from the festivities for some Kettle Korn and swamp water outside on the plaza. See characters from a galaxy far, far away. Marvel at superheroes and meet beautiful fairy tale princesses. Enjoy "spooky" campfire stories for all ages. This night is sure to be fun for the entire family!   >> Click here to register

Awesome Autumn Fall Leaf Cruises aboard the River Gorge Explorer

Treat your family to one of the best fall color cruises in the Southeast. Naturalists on the Tennessee Aquarium’s River Gorge Explorer highlight history and wildlife on every trip. >> Cruise Schedule

Showing at IMAX 3D Theater in October

Hubble 3D – This gripping film takes you on a journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries at the edges of the universe. Accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult repair mission in NASA’s history.

Flight of the Butterflies 3D – This award-winning movie has been described as a scientific adventure at its best. Follow one man’s quest to unravel the mysteries behind the annual migration of millions of monarch butterflies.

Humpback Whales 3D – Join a team of researchers as they observe one of nature’s most majestic marine mammals. You’ll fall in love with Humpback Whales as they sing, feed, care for their young and leap joyfully out of the water.

Thrilling Adventure Awaits You in Chattanooga

When ChattaBOOga transforms itself from Chattanooga in October, it’s not the typical haunted venue. There’s a haunted cavern; a corn maze that’s friendly by day, but a heart-stopping labyrinth by night; screaming thrills in a decaying laboratory; hair-raising atmosfear of haunted rides; and a more mild experience trick-or-treating.  

Special Fall Break Hotel Packages

Choose from several Aquarium hotel packages including the Sheraton Read House Hotel. Shadows of the past linger at this hotel which is listed on the national register of historic places.

Aquarium Memberships - Sweet Savings for an Entire Year

If the thought of not being a member of the Tennessee Aquarium scares you, click here to join or renew today.

Pumpkin Carving

Catch our superhero volunteer SCUBA divers demonstrating the finer art of underwater pumpkin carving every Saturday in October at 11:00 am.


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