Directions and Parking

***DUE TO CONSTRUCTION ON U.S. 27 North in Chattanooga, the following routes are recommended:***

From I-24 Westbound:
Take exit 178, turn right onto North Market Street
Drive approximately 2 miles to Aquarium Way
Turn left on Aquarium Way
Go one block and you’ll see the Aquarium on the right.

From I-24 Eastbound:
Take exit 178, turning right onto North Broad Street
Drive approximately 2 miles to Aquarium Way
Aquarium is located at Broad Street & Aquarium Way

If traveling on U.S. 27 North: 
Motorists are encouraged to use Exit 1B to MLK Blvd
Turn right on MLK Blvd
Travel two blocks and turn left on Broad Street
Drive seven blocks to Aquarium Way
Aquarium is located at Broad Street & Aquarium Way

campus map

Parking:

There are several paid parking lots near the Aquarium and IMAX Theater and a free shuttle runs daily in downtown Chattanooga.

RV, Motorcoach and Bus Parking:

A bus turn-around is available for loading and unloading where Broad Street ends directly in front of the Aquarium. Off-site extended parking is located within a few blocks of the Aquarium. Approximately 20 buses can park and unload on Power Alley, directly behind the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. Additional Motorcoach parking is available adjacent to IMAX on Aquarium Way between Power Alley and Chestnut Street. Overflow parking is located one block North of the IMAX Theater near the Tennessee River on Riverfront Parkway. This parking lot is located West of Power Alley and under the Olgiati Bridge.