First admittance to the Aquarium is at 10 a.m. with last admittance at 6 p.m Eastern Time. The Aquarium closes at 8 p.m. The Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater are open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. The Aquarium ticketing center opens at 9:30 a.m. daily.
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So your group is coming to Chattanooga and you’ve got the task of figuring out what to do. We’ve got you covered. If you plan on visiting all together, simply call 800-262-0695 and let our group reservations department help map out your time here at the Aquarium and IMAX. If you want to get the group discount but visit and pay on your own, we can provide you with group discount coupons for every person in your party.Box lunches are available for purchase ($4.50 each with advance reservation) during an IMAX film or at the Aquarium during a free educational program. For more information, contact Jenna Crye.
Go where few have gone before! Join us as we embark on a whole new adventure — ‘Sleepin in the Deep’ at the Aquarium. You’ll get up-close with some of the coolest animals and go behind closed doors to see just what it’s like to be an aquarist. Tell me more!
What could be better than having the whole Aquarium all to yourself? We invite your group to enjoy a night overlooking the Tennessee River inside a serene world of aquatic life. We have two Aquarium buildings available for night events as well as an IMAX theater. We can accommodate groups large and small. Sip a cocktail and enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres inside Ocean Journey where coral reef fish, sharks, turtles and butterflies all keep an eye out for you, or dine inside River Journey where otters play and catfish roam. You can also take your group to new heights as you dine under enormous life-size whale bones then sit back and enjoy your private IMAX film. For more information, contact Jenna Crye.