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Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise
A Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour.

Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet

Party for the Planet  ~  Saturday, April 21
Play, Create, Dance and Discover

Celebrate the natural world with us on Saturday, April 21 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. as the Aquarium joins 120 other AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums for the 6th annual Party for the Planet.   

Families can enjoy lively music, fun conservation crafts and games that will help you to discover how to care for our earth with hands-on activities on the Aquarium plaza by community organizations. Learn how to save on energy bills, protect precious water resources and how to attract wildlife to your garden.

Inside the Aquarium special keeper talks and animal encounters will keep you engaged as you celebrate Earth Day 2012. Don’t miss “Songs for the Earth,” a special musical performance by the internationally recognized Chattanooga Boys Choir in the River Journey Auditorium at 11:0 a.m. & 1:00 p.m. free with Aquarium admission. This concert features a 40-voice ensemble with selections that reflect the importance of caring for our planet, from foot-stomping fun to a traditional South African blessing song.


Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute
Tennessee Aquarium       
Chattanooga Zoo      
Cherokee Group of Sierra Club
Tennessee American Water
Chattanooga Gas
Choo Choo Dive & Aquatic Center    
Scenic Cities Beautiful      
City of Chattanooga Water Quality Program           
Master Gardeners Hamilton County & Native Plant
and Wildflower Group

Tales of Trash in our Ecosystems
National Weather Service
Chattanooga River Market Artisans


In the Auditorium:
“Songs for the Earth” at 11:00 & 1:00 p.m.
This performance by the Chattanooga Boys Choir features musical melodies that celebrate the Earth.

On the Plaza:
12:30 - 3 p.m.
Michael Jacobs, an award winning Cherokee recording artist will perform a compelling mixture of powerful roots, rock, pop and folk music with Native American influences.  >> learn more

Presented by:

   VW Group of America                        Chattanooga Gas