Tennessee Aquarium visitors will discover fun facts about the kooky behaviors and strange adaptations of creatures from around the world during “ODDtober.” Throughout the month, guests will get up close to cool critters during special programs that showcase the weird and wonderful side of nature. Dial into the Aquarium’s ODDtober cell phone audio tour to get the 4-1-1 about what’s O-D-D about many of the creatures at the Aquarium.
2) Underwater Pumpkin Carving
You never know who you'll see in the Nicakajack Lake or River Giants tanks when costumed divers carve pumpkins underwater on October Saturdays at 11:00 am.
3) Fall Color Cruises
It’s a great time to get out and experience the beauty of “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon” aboard the River Gorge Explorer on one of our Awesome Autumn fall color cruises. An experienced Tennessee Aquarium naturalist leads each two-hour excursion, pointing out wildlife and historic points of interest along the way. Guests are invited to enjoy the scenery and fall color from the topside observation deck while cruising through the Gorge.
Serious leaf peepers will want to register for one of our two River Gorgeous Fall Color Cruises on Sunday, November 2. You’ll enjoy a 3 ½ hour fall foliage cruise through the entire 34 mile Tennessee River Gorge during color peak season.
4) Titans of the Ice Age 3D at IMAX
Titans of the Ice Age 3D transports you to the beautiful and otherworldy frozen landscapes of North America, Europe and Asia ten thousand years before modern civilization. Peer through the 3D canvas to an ancient world of ice, the dawn of our species, a time when man shared the tundra with majestic woolly beasts. Dazzling computer-generated imagery brings this mysterious era to life - from saber-toothed cats and cave bears to dire wolves and woolly mammoths - giants both feared and hunted by prehistoric humans.
5) AquaScarium VII: Family Halloween Party
Come in costume with your favorite treat bag and celebrate a safe and spirited Halloween at the Tennessee Aquarium! This is your chance to "let it go" and meet a snowy queen-she's sure to give your little ones chill bumps! Enjoy the "wild" antics of our costumed divers. You might even win a trophy for your own best costume! Dance with Aquarium Mascots at the Monster Mash Dance Party, and then take a break with a snack on the plaza. Trick or treat in our haunted galleries and complete our hidden word puzzle to win a prize. Register here.