Reptiles

Almost every trip into the Aquarium’s Delta Swamp exhibit begins with a “Wow!” It might be the upturned, toothy smiles of the American alligators basking in the sunlight or the sight of a monstrous snapping turtle that elicits such a response. Visitors are also delighted with the Aquarium’s extensive turtle collection – more species are on exhibit than any other zoo or aquarium in North America. Guests can also safely satisfy their curiosity or overcome their fear of snakes and lizards. Learn more about the Aquarium’s extensive reptile collection here.

Alligator Snapping Turtle

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American Alligator

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Ball Python

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Barbour's Map Turtle

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Beal's Four-eyed Turtle

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Black-breasted Leaf Turtle

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Caiman Lizard

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Chicken Turtle

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Chinese Big-headed Turtle

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Chinese Three-striped Box Turtle

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Cornsnake

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Eastern Rat Snake

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Giant Snake-necked Turtle

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Green Sea Turtle

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Japanese Pond Turtle

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Mata Mata

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Pignosed Turtle

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Red-head Amazon Turtle

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Scheltopusik

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Sinaloan Milk Snake

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Speckeled Cape Tortoise

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Spiny Turtle

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West African Dwarf Crocodile

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Yellow Anaconda

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Yellow-blotched Map Turtle

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River Gorge Explorer

A Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour.

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IMAX

The huge, six-story screen at the IMAX 3D Theater puts YOU in the action. Travel to undersea reefs filled with colorful creatures, or visit exotic locations from around the world.

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Hotel Packages

Explore these great Chattanooga Hotel deals designed to ensure your planning is easy and your trip is rewarding and fun-filled. 

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Groups

Whether you're a scout leader, a school teacher, or planning a family reunion, discounts are available for groups of 10 or more with advance reservations. 

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