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Small Fry Mini Programs

Want to spend some quality time with your little one while learning about the world around us?

Join us at the Tennessee Aquarium on select Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for our Small Fry Mini-Programs! Drop in from 10:15 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. to participate in fun, engaging activities designed to appeal to 2–5 year olds. On these special days, we will meet live animals, play games, read stories and create fun crafts as we learn and grow together. These interactive parent-and-child programs are a great way to start your child on the path toward understanding and appreciating nature!

Programs will be held on the lower level of the River Journey building. They are FREE with aquarium admission.

Each week, we will explore something new and exciting. We will learn about different groups of animals, investigate habitats, meet some awesome critters up close and even have the opportunity to make gifts for our backyard animal friends during the holiday season. For further information on our Small Fry Mini-Programs, please contact Educator Lauren Lytle at We look forward to meeting you soon!

November 7th & 8th Hide and Seek, Can't Find Me!
14th & 15th Crazy Colors
21st & 22nd NO SMALL FRY (Break for Thanksgiving holiday)
28th & 29th Creatures of the Night
December 5th & 6th Animal Athletes
12th & 13th Penguin Palooza
19th & 20th Gifts for Animals
26st & 27th NO SMALL FRY (Break for Christmas holiday)