RIVERROCKS

RiverRocks

Extend your Chattanooga visit! Enjoy RiverRocks, October 2 - 13, 2013.  Over 90 events, hot air balloons, music and locally produced foods.

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RANGER RICK

Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari

Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari is bringing together kids, nature and fun. Come with a sense of adventure. Leave inspired to care for the wildlife in your own backyard!

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Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies
Experience the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater and discover where the hundreds of millions of butterflies mysteriously disappeared to when they flew south for the winter.

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ODDtober

ODDtober | Chattanooga Halloween Party

Did you know butterflies taste with their feet, Hellbender salamanders breathe through their skin and some fish build nests out of bubbles? Tennessee Aquarium visitors will discover fun facts about the kooky behaviors and adaptations of creatures from around the world during “ODDtober.” Throughout the month, guests will get up close to cool critters during special programs in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari. The weird and wonderful side of nature will also be revealed during new ODDtober keeper talks and dive programs. Take a walk on the wild side behind the scenes by adding a Backstage Pass tour to get even closer to toothy sharks or the freshwater megafish in the River Giants exhibit. 

ODDtober Program Schedule for October:
FREE with Aquarium admission

oddtober animals10:15 AM – Piranha Presentation
River Journey, Keeper Talk in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari

10:30 AM – Peculiar Penguins 
Ocean Journey, Keeper talk in Penguins’ Rock

10:45 AM – Owl Oddities
River Journey, Stage Program in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari

11 AM – SCUBA in Style
River Journey, Costumed divers in Nickajack Lake or River Giants

11:15 AM – Delta Adventure
River Journey, Keeper Presentation in Delta Country Exhibit

11 & 11:30 AM – Ocean Mysteries Revealed - Dive Program
Ocean Journey, Secret Reef

11 AM, 12:30 PM & 12:45 PM –Creature Close-Ups
River Journey, Stage Program in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari

1:15 PM – Secret Lives of Sea Stars
River Journey, Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari

1:30 PM – Jaws & Claws
Ocean Journey, Animal feedings in Boneless Beauties

1:45 PM – Peculiar Penguins 
Ocean Journey, Keeper talk in Penguins’ Rock

2:00 PM – SCUBA in Style
River Journey, Costumed Divers in River Giants or Nickajack Lake

2:15 PM – Delta Adventure
River Journey, Keeper Presentation in Delta Country Exhibit

2:00 & 2:15 PM – Fascinating Flights – Bird Shows 
River Journey, Stage Program in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari

2:00 & 2:30 PM– Ocean Mysteries Revealed - Dive Program
Ocean Journey, Secret Reef

3:00 PM – Surprising Seahorses
River Journey, Learn about these amazing animals during a feeding in the Seahorse Gallery

AquascariumAquaScarium VI: Pirates of the Aquarium

Friday, October 25,   6 - 9:30 p.m.
Arrgh Mateys! Join the Aquarium crew for AquaScarium VI - our annual safe, but spirited, Halloween party. This year's theme is "Pirates of the Aquarium". Dueling pirates and costumed SCUBA divers will welcome guests to both Aquarium buildings brimming with fun activities for "buoys" and "ghouls" alike! Come in costume and set out on a trick-or- treat scavenger hunt. Boogie with a buccaneer, learn how to talk like a pirate, and more. Bring your camera and your favorite trick or treat bag!  Pre-register by Oct. 23.  >> Click here to register

Awesome Autumn Fall Leaf Cruises aboard the River Gorge Explorer

Treat your family to one of the best fall color cruises in the Southeast. Naturalists on the Tennessee Aquarium’s River Gorge Explorer highlight history and wildlife on every trip. 

IMAX 3D Theater

Now showing: 

Flight of the Butterflies - Viewers travel from Canada to Mexico to witness the most incredible migration on Earth - the 1,200 mile journey of monarch butterflies. Discover how one scientist dedicated 40 years of his life to studying monarchs before he finally unlocked the mystery of exactly where these beautiful creatures disappeared when flying south for winter. You’ll be amazed to see a forest of orange butterflies so thick you can hear their wings fluttering.

Born to be Wild 3D -  Watch this inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This "IMAX" film, narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people saving these endangered species one life at a time.

Great White Shark 3D - Get closer to the iconic predator we love to fear – the Great White Shark. You’ll feel as though you’re inside a shark cage and witnessing Great Whites leaping out of the water. Shot on location in South Africa, New Zealand, Mexico and California, this film shows you the truth behind the mythic creature forever stigmatized by its portrayal in the world’s first blockbuster movie, “Jaws.” 

Rocky Mountain Express 2D - (Starts Oct. 4th) Rocky Mountain Express propels audiences on a steam train journey through the breathtaking vistas of the Canadian Rockies and relates the epic adventure of building the nation’s first transcontinental railway. 

ODDTOBER at the tennessee AquariumThrilling Adventure Awaits You in Chattanooga

When ChattaBOOga transforms itself from Chattanooga in October, it’s not the typical haunted venue. There’s a haunted cavern; a corn maze that’s friendly by day, but a heart-stopping labyrinth by night; screaming thrills in a decaying laboratory; hair-raising atmosfear of haunted rides; and a more mild experience trick-or-treating.  

Sponsor Hotel Packages

Choose from several Aquarium hotel packages including the Sheraton Read House Hotel. Shadows of the past linger at this hotel which is listed on the national register of historic places.

Aquarium Memberships

If the thought of not being a member of the Tennessee Aquarium scares you, click here to join or renew today.

Clowning Around

Test your powers of observation. Click the clownfish and look very closely. You’ll be surprised at what you see!

 Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin Carving

You can catch underwater pumpkin carving every Friday in October at 11:00 am in our Nickajack Lake exhibit. 


Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin carving

Pumpkin Carving

You can catch underwater pumpkin carving every Friday in October at 11:00 am in our Nickajack Lake exhibit. 
 

ODDtober is proudly sponsored by:

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