Sample Field Trip Itineraries

There are several options for planning a field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium. There are two buildings: Ocean Journey and River Journey. It takes an hour to tour Ocean Journey and over an hour to tour River Journey. There are several options for additions to your self-guided tour of both buildings: an IMAX movie (45 minutes), a free classroom program (45 minutes), and/or a River Gorge Explorer Cruise (90 minutes). The Aquarium opens its classrooms at 9 a.m. Eastern time for classroom programs; the buildings open for touring at 10 a.m. The times in the following sample itineraries are flexible to meet your needs. 

For assistance planning your field trip, please email  If you are ready to make your reservation, call the Reservations Department at (423) 265-0698 or (800) 262-0695 ext. 3600.