Homeschool Day - Monday, January 29, 2018

Bring your family to the Aquarium for field trip prices on this special day.  We will offer behind-the-scenes tours for $6/person this day for children ages 6 and up.  We will have activities in the lobby and River Journey Auditorium from 10 am to 2 pm.  Special admission rate and 10% off in the gift shops all day.

Children (ages 3-18) - $8 Aquarium/$13 Aquarium + IMAX

Adults - $24.50 Aquarium/$32.50 Aquarium + IMAX

Science Classes - Freshwater Ecology

Biology, chemistry, physics, math and engineering are EVERYWHERE at the Tennessee Aquarium. Educators are busy planning hands-on activities and field experiences to make science come to life for students while delivering maximum fun! Take-home materials will help guide parent teachers to continue the science learning between classes. The study of ecology affords students an opportunity to gain knowledge about animals, habitats, water, and weather. Classes will be taught by the highly qualified full-time education staff at the Tennessee Aquarium. Our curriculum and subject matter are based on the science standards from the states of Alabama, Georgia and Tennessee. The Tennessee Aquarium offers a unique opportunity to learn about freshwater in a hotspot of freshwater biodiversity. We can’t wait to start the fun!

Tennessee Aquarium Homeschool Science Classes 2017 - 2018 Schedule: 

Ages 7- 15 years old
Dates: Second Tuesday of each month from September through March.
Time: 9:00 AM till 11:00 AM
Cost: $100.00/year for members, $130/year for non-members
Space is limited!

Registration is closed.  Please check back for 2018-2019 school year classes starting next fall!

If you have questions about our science classes, contact education at

Field Trips

Bring your family to the Tennessee Aquarium and make fascinating discoveries about the natural world. Use these printable materials to enhance the educational content of your experience.  Home school groups of at least 10 students are eligible for the school group rate and a free educational program with advanced reservations.  Call the Reservations Department: at (423) 265-0698  from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Reservations will be accepted up to 10 working days prior to your visit. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Tennessee Aquarium offers two volunteer positions for students. Youth volunteers assist Aquarium guests in several exhibits by sharing information about the animals and habitats represented. Day camp volunteers assist in all aspects of summer camp, including crafts, games, snacks and lessons.  Email us at for more information about volunteering.