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Nature Nuts

Join Aquarium educators and guest experts for a monthly nature club, especially for children ages 5-12!

The Tennessee Aquarium Nature Nuts come together to connect children and their families to the amazing diversity of nature in our own backyards and around the world.  Our goal is to kindle a lifelong appreciation for the natural world. Topics vary month to month. We meet monthly on the fourth Thursday of the month from 5 pm – 7 pm. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to sign-up. Some meetings are at the Tennessee Aquarium and others are in the field at designated Chattanooga locations. Enroll by the meeting or at the beginning of each quarter for a discount. Programs are $12 child member / $17 child non-member.  Add an additional child for $7 members/$10 non-members. No charge for accompanying adults.

Nature Nuts upcoming programs: 

Romance is in the air for salamanders! REGISTER
Saturday, February 3
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We’ll go back to the woods this month to visit the ephemeral pools where mole salamanders breed. We’ll have the chance to see egg masses and larvae. Josh Ennen from the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute will be our guide.

Signs of Spring - REGISTER
Sunday, March 18
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Spring is bustin’ out all over! There are wildflowers, tadpoles, early butterflies and the first trickle of migratory birds arriving to nest. Come explore the woods with us and let’s find something new!

Bird Honeymoon - REGISTER
Saturday, April 14
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM

This time of year, all the birds can think about is singing to find a mate, building the perfect nest and raising some babies while the bugs are juicy and nutritious. We’ll take an early morning walk to eavesdrop and spot some of these.

Camo Games - registration coming soon!
Saturday, May 19
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

We’ll dress up in our best “blending in clothes” to play the Thicket Game, Eagle Eye, Chipmunks and the Hidden Trail games. Maybe we’ll get a better idea of how our wild neighbors live!