Tennessee Aquarium

PLEASE NOTE: The Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater will be closed on Thursday, November 23 in observance of Thanksgiving. 

Kids looking at Otters

Extraordinary Experiences

Every day, Aquarium experts look forward to sharing their passion and excitement for the amazing animals in their care.

Bring your sense of adventure as you explore both of our buildings. You’ll discover cool creatures around every corner while learning fascinating facts you’ll want to share with others. And, we think you’ll leave with a deeper appreciation for the natural treasures that enrich our world.

Enjoy these programs and more offered FREE each day with Aquarium admission.

Leaping Lemurs: Lemur Presentation
10:30 am & 3:00 pm
Ocean Journey Level 4 (Lemur Forest)
Visit Lemur Forest and let our animal experts transport you to the island of Madagascar! Ask questions and watch the lemurs play as you fall in love with all the things that make lemurs, and their island home, so unique.

Secret Reef Dive Shows 
11:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Ocean Journey Level 2 (Secret Reef near Boneless Beauties)
Our intrepid SCUBA divers answer your questions while surrounded by sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and dazzling schools of reef fish.

Peckish Penguins: Penguin Presentation
11:00 am & 3:30 pm
Ocean Journey Level 2 (Penguins’ Rock)
Chat with our penguin experts as playful gentoo and macaroni penguins swim, hop, and make some noise!

Smart & Scaly: Alligator Presentation 
11:30 am 
River Journey Level 3 (Alligator Bayou)
Let our animal experts introduce you to the residents of Alligator Bayou. They are smart, scaly, and have personalities as big as their snouts!

Awesome Otters: Otter Presentation 
12 noon & 2:00 pm 
River Journey Level 4 (Cove Forest)
North American River Otters are furry, feisty and fun. Meet the experts who try to keep up with their high-energy antics.

Fit to Survive: Animal Encounter Presentation  
1:30 pm
River Journey Level A

Swamped with Turtles: Turtle Presentation 
2:30 pm 
River Journey Level 3 (Delta Country)
Join us as our animal experts wade into the Delta Swamp to introduce you to the terrific turtles that call the Aquarium home!

Creature Close-up: Animal Encounter Presentation
3:00 pm
River Journey Level 3 (Delta Country) 


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