Field Trip Prices

One person must handle payment for the entire group upon arrival by either school check, MC, VISA, Discover, AMEX or cash. Please be sure to have your student and chaperone counts ready for the cashier. 

Tennessee Aquarium and/or IMAX Theater Trips:
(Aquarium pricing includes both River Journey AND Ocean Journey buildings)

  Aquarium (2.5 Hours) IMAX 3D Theater (45 min) Combo (Aquarium and IMAX)
Student $8.00 $5.00 $12.00
Required Chaperones* Free Free Free
Additional Chaperones $24.50 (Free to aquarium members) $7.75 ($6 to aquarium members) $30.50 ($6 to aquarium members)
IMAX Snack Packs
Includes box of popcorn and drink
N/A $3 $3
Lunch Boxes
Includes choice of Zaxby's 3 piece Chicken Fingerbag or Hot Dog. Both options include chips, cookie and small Sprite or water.
$7 $7 $7

River Gorge Explorer Trips:

  Two-hour Tourist Cruise 90 Minute Education Cruise
Student $21

           $700 flat rate for up to 67 people

  Cruises themes offered: Ecology, Social Studies, or Earth Science.  Check with your reservationist for details.

Required Chaperones* $23.50
Additional Adults $29.50

* Includes teachers. Grades PreK-2nd - 1 chaperone per 5 students. Grades 3rd-12th - 1 chaperone per 10 students.

To qualify for School Group prices and programs, the group must be from a public or private school and consist of at least 10 students from grades pre-K - 12. Reservations will be accepted up to 10 working days prior to your visit. When you are ready to book your field trip, call the Reservations Department: at (423) 265-0698 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. If you need help planning your field trip, feel free to call Carrie Howell Shaw in the education department at (423)785-4050 or email  Promotional pricing for field trips based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged students is available August-March; click here for details.

Fun Packs for School Groups:

To purchase, contact Gift Shop Manager Laura Kroeger at 423-785-4039 or e-mail




Support from Business Partners, such as Unum, Contributing Members and other generous donors make this program possible.  Click here to make a donation to support this important program.


Not able to travel? Have the Tennessee Aquarium come to you for an exciting educational program. Reserving an outreach program is quick and easy. Call Bill Haley at (423) 785-4056 to book your outreach program. Click here to learn more and view outreach program descriptions.