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Daily Animal Programs

Every day, Aquarium experts look forward to sharing their passion and excitement for the amazing animals in their care.

Out of an abundance of caution, the Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX theater will be closed through at least March 27. More Info

Bring your sense of adventure as you explore both of our buildings. You’ll discover cool creatures around every corner while learning fascinating facts you’ll want to share with others. And, we think you’ll leave with a deeper appreciation for the natural treasures that enrich our world.

Enjoy these programs and more offered FREE each day with Aquarium admission.

Penguin Program
10:30 am 
Ocean Journey Level 2 (Penguins’ Rock)
Chat with our penguin experts as playful gentoo and macaroni penguins swim, hop, and make some noise!

Lemur Life
11:00 am 
Ocean Journey Level 4 (Lemur Forest)
Visit Lemur Forest and let our animal experts transport you to the island of Madagascar! Ask questions and watch the lemurs play as you fall in love with all the things that make lemurs, and their island home, so unique.

Secret Reef Dive Shows 
11:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 pm & 2:30 pm
Ocean Journey Level 2 (Secret Reef near Boneless Beauties)
Our intrepid SCUBA divers answer your questions while surrounded by sharks, stingrays, sea turtles and dazzling schools of reef fish.

Awesome Alligators
11:30 am 
River Journey Level 3 (Alligator Bayou)
Let our animal experts introduce you to the residents of Alligator Bayou. They are smart, scaly, and have personalities as big as their snouts!

From the Otter Side
12 noon 
River Journey Level 4 (Cove Forest)
North American River Otters are furry, feisty and fun. Meet the experts who try to keep up with their high-energy antics.

Critter Close-up
1:30 pm
River Journey Level A

Swamped with Turtles
2:30 pm 
River Journey Level 3 (Delta Country)
Join us as our animal experts wade into the Delta Swamp to introduce you to the terrific turtles that call the Aquarium home!

Animal Encounter 
3:00 pm
River Journey Level 3 (Delta Country) 

Colorful Chameleons 
3:30 pm
Ocean Journey Level 1 (Island Life) 

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