Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper Updates

Get a peek behind the scenes of the Aquarium’s Husbandry department. Read their weekly animal updates and get an insider’s look at caring for over 10,000 animals and plants.

ANIMAL UPDATES

Animal Encounters

Fun Animal Encounters

From a hairy tarantula to a talking African gray parrot, you never know what you’ll bump into in Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari at the Tennessee Aquarium!

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SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD

Serve & Protect

The Tennessee Aquarium is proud to announce our sustainable seafood initiative, Serve & Protect. Buy your ticket for the lunch or dinner event now!

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Jellies

Invertebrates

The Tennessee Aquarium’s invertebrates are some of the most unusual and surprisingly intelligent aquatic animals in the world. They may trigger chills or make you smile. Some so-called “Boneless Beauties,” such as jellyfish, have even inspired artistic expression. Whether they have soft, bulbous heads surrounded by tentacles like the giant Pacific octopus, armored bodies with impossibly long legs, skins that change color or are housed within a protective shell, these creatures are “Cool!” Two galleries within Ocean Journey allow you to explore the science and art of these marine creatures. Satisfy your curiosity about other invertebrates like coral, cuttlefish and nautilus here.