1) SUPER New ODDtober Programs
"Mighty Mantis Shrimp" program runs October 1-10
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 during new weekly programs. See the program schedule here or download the Tennessee Aquarium app.
2) Underwater Pumpkin Carving
Catch our superhero volunteer SCUBA divers demonstrating the finer art of underwater pumpkin carving every Saturday in October at 11:00 am in the River Journey building.
3) Fall Color Cruises
Enjoy a cruise through beautiful fall foliage in Tennessee River Gorge during color peak season. Naturalists on the Tennessee Aquarium’s River Gorge Explorer highlight history and wildlife on every trip. Book a cruise here. Our "Awesome Autumn" cruises will run October 16 to November 8. Serious leaf peepers can register for a special 3 1/2 hour River GORGEous cruises on October 25 or November 1.
Book a cruise here.
4) New IMAX films
We’re bringing back two past favorites this fall:
Flight of the Butterflies is an scientific adventure that spans thousands of miles and generations. It’s about the remarkable monarch butterfly migration, the longest known insect migration on Earth, and the determined Canadian scientist who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously disappeared when they flew south for winter.
Through the power of IMAX® 3D, Hubble 3D will enable movie-goers to journey through distant galaxies to explore the grandeur and mysteries of our celestial surroundings, and accompany space-walking astronauts as they attempt the most difficult and important tasks in NASA's history. Narrated by Leonardo DiCaprio.
Don’t miss out on the Aquarium's Halloween celebration on October 30! 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. Register here.