SLEEPOVERS

Sleepovers

Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more?

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Backstage Pass

New Backstage pass

Get VIP access to get up-close, feed, and touch Aquarium animals.

GO BACKSTAGE

IMAX Theater

So real, It's unreal
The huge, six-story screen at the IMAX 3D Theater puts YOU in the action. Travel to undersea reefs filled with colorful creatures, or visit exotic locations from around the world.

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Groups

Group Discounts

Group discounts are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. Whether you're a scout leader, a school teacher, or planning a family reunion, we have several discount packages available. We also have sleepovers at the Aquarium, snack packs at IMAX,  box lunches at IMAX or the Aquarium and ideas for planning your trip. See rates below.

 

ADULT

CHILD

 UNDER 3

   TENNESSEE AQUARIUM

$22.50

 $13.95

Free

   IMAX® 3D THEATER

$9.25

$8

Free

   RIVER GORGE EXPLORER

$26.50

$19

$18

 

Combine your Aquarium ticket with our other options and get the COMBO price:    

          ► Add an IMAX movie for just $6 per person.  

          ► Add a River Gorge Explorer cruise - only $24 per adult, $18 for kids age 12 and under.

Call us toll free at 800-262-0695 to make reservations.

The reservation phone lines are open from 8:30 am to 4:45 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday. Or send us an email to receive information about the Aquarium regarding your specific outing. School group rates are available.

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Your Tennessee Aquarium experience will take about two and ½ hours, and includes admission to two buildings: River Journey and Ocean Journey. Your tickets are good all day. When scheduling your visit or IMAX film, remember Chattanooga is in the Eastern Time Zone. All exhibit galleries are fully accessible. Wheelchairs are available for rental on a first come first serve basis (no reservations). The rental fee is $7 (members receive a 10% discount). A drivers license is required to hold until the unit is returned. The wheelchair rental location is located near the exit in the River Journey Gift Shop.

SLEEP IN THE DEEP AT THE AQUARIUM

Go where few have gone before! Join us as we embark on a whole new adventure -- sleepin in the deep at the Aquarium. You'll get up-close with some of the coolest animals and go behind closed doors to see just what it's like to be an aquarist. Tell me more!

MOTORCOACH AND BUS PARKING
Aquarium:
A bus turn-around is available for loading and unloading, and off-site extended parking is located within one mile of the Aquarium. A map will be provided with your confirmation package.
IMAX: Approximately 20 buses can park and unload behind the IMAX Theater. Overflow parking is located within one mile of the IMAX Theater. A map will be provided with your confirmation package.

MOTORCOACH OPERATORS:
For Motorcoach operator rates and tips on how best to schedule your Chattanooga visit, please contact Jenna Crye.

BOX LUNCHES
If you are looking for a rain-proof and entertaining way to serve lunch to your group, let us help. Box lunches are now available at IMAX with advance reservations and can be eaten in the theater during a movie. Group lunches are priced at $6.00, and include a turkey sandwich, fruit, cookie and a drink. Not only will this save valuable time, but groups will be engaged by one of our exciting IMAX films. Box lunches are also available at the Aquarium and are a great fit with a free Aquarium educational program.

SNACK PACKS AT IMAX
Need a time- and money-saving way for your group to enjoy popcorn and a drink at IMAX? For only $2.50 each, your group can enjoy a box of popcorn and 12 oz. drink. Advance reservations are required. Call  800-262-0695