Events & Programs

The Tennessee Aquarium offers a variety of special events and programs each month.

July 30 Saturday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Youth Volunteer Project Presentations
August 5 Friday 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM SharkFest!
August 7 Sunday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Wildlife Cruise: Hooray for Ospreys
August 12 - 13 Friday - Saturday 5:30 PM - 8:30 AM Sleep in the Deep: Family Sleepover
August 13 Saturday 10:00 AM - Noon Rain Barrel Workshop
August 18 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aquarium Adventures: The Quest for Colors
August 25 Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Nuts: Treasure Hunt
August 27 Saturday 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Meet the Trainer
September 4 Sunday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM TVA River Cruise: Locking Through History
September 18 Sunday Noon - 5:00 PM Tag You're It! Monarch Tagging Day
September 22 Thursday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Nature Nuts: Goldenrod Jungle
September 24 Saturday 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM Wild Chattanooga: Session 2 Nature at Night
September 26 Monday   Homeschool Day
October 28 Friday 4:00 PM - 8:30 PM Aquascarium IX (registration opens soon)


Featured Upcoming Events:

Sharkfest Friday, August 5th. Free for members. Gather your chums for an evening of shark-tacular fun!Dare to enter our diver’s shark cage. Get a tough-lookin’ shark tattoo. Transform yourself with special shark hairdos. But wait, that’s not all! Read more...

Wildlife Cruise: Hooray for Ospreys . Sunday, August 7th. Join us onboard the River Gorge Explorer for a 3-hour Osprey sighting trip. As you cruise into the heart of the Tennessee River Gorge, you’ll get special insights into the history of this gorgeous bird of prey. Read more..

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Find all kinds of behind-the-scenes pictures and information about your favorite aquatic getaway located in the heart of downtown.

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Did you know that Tennessee has the richest freshwater fauna of any state in the United States with over 320 fish species living in our waters?

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Sleep in the Deep

Sleep in the Deep

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