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 $7.00 $5.00 $11.00
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 $2.50 $2.50
Lunch Boxes
Includes choice of Zaxby's 3 piece Chicken Finger Boxed lunch or hot dog boxed lunch. 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


Only available on limited dates in September, October, April and May. 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.  Students in grades K - 12 who have been identified as low-income through the National School Lunch Program receive complimentary admission to the Aquarium and IMAX Theater from September through March.  Schools receiving 100% free lunch and breakfast through the Community Eligibility Provision will receive complimentary admission for a percentage of their students based on their free and reduced lunch numbers from the 2013-2014 school year.  Please call Carrie Howell Shaw at (423)785-4050 or email if you have any questions about the complimentary admission program. When you are ready to book your field trip, call the Reservations Department: at (423) 265-0698 or (800) 262-0695 ext. 3600 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. 

Fun Packs for School Groups:

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




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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.