Events & Programs

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

Programs for children and adults are hosted on the Aquarium campus and themed cruises are offered aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Check out this calendar for fun outings that match your family's interests and age ranges. Visit our full calendar for all listings including IMAX showtimes, RGE cruises, dive shows, bird shows and penguin feedings.

Saturday, November 22 2-3:30 p.m. Holiday Decorating Seminar at Barn Nursery 
Sunday, December 7 6:30-9:00 p.m. Caroling with the Fishes
Sunday, December 14 2:00-4:00 p.m. Festive Wreath Workshop (Cancelled)
Friday, December 19 9:30-11:45 am PJs and The Polar Express!
Sunday, December 28 2:00-4:00 p.m. Winter Wildlife Cruise, "Eagle Eyes"
Friday, January 9 10:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Winter Wiz Kidz
Saturday, January 17 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday, January 24 12:30-4:30 p.m. Weave A Kudzu Basket!
Monday, January 26 11:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m. Home School Day
Saturday, January 31 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. Scout Day
Sunday, February 1 2:30-3:30 p.m. Groundhog Day Pre-Party!
Sunday, February 15 2:00-5:00 p.m. Valentine Sunset Cruise
Thursday, February 19 6:00-8:00 p.m. Romantic Seafood Dinner at 1885
Tuesday, February 24 10:15-11:15 a.m. Small Fry February I
Wednesday, February 25 10:15-11:15 a.m. Small Fry February II

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