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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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Sample Itineraries

Sample Field Trip Itineraries

There are several options for planning a field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium. These itineraries are flexible to meet your needs.

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Teacher Material

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

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