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Teachers

Inspiring wonder and appreciation for the natural world is what we do every day.

Each year the Tennessee Aquarium’s award-winning education staff reaches nearly 200,000 individuals with inspiring programs delivered both on the Aquarium campus and throughout the tri-state area. Every fun-filled program exceeds the national and state science standards for AL, GA & TN. Whether its home room or home school, Tennessee Aquarium educators offer a variety of age-appropriate education programs to help your children achieve their goals.

Recent studies have proven that students need learning experiences outside the classroom. Empower them to be enlightened by nature while exploring River Journey and Ocean Journey, viewing educational IMAX 3D films or connecting with nature and local history aboard the River Gorge Explorer. You’ll know they’re receiving a well-balanced lesson from the only aquarium in the United States that’s accredited as a supplementary education school by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), also known as AdvancED. They’ll thank you for a great day of adventure-filled learning with amazing animals from around the world.

Tomorrow’s environmental stewards are learning how to care for our natural resources today at the Tennessee Aquarium.

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Teacher Material

Teacher Resources

Make your field trip a learning expedition by downloading our fun educational materials. 

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Bug Club

Bug Club is for curious young naturalists who love learning about fascinating multi-legged creatures.

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Conservation

Did you know that Tennessee has the richest freshwater fauna of any state in the United States with over 320 fish species living in our waters?

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School Programs

Education Programs

Aquarium programs are FREE for school groups visiting the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX 3D Theater or River Gorge Explorer. 

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