Coronavirus Update

The Tennessee Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater will remain temporarily closed until further notice.

For the safety of our Aquarium guests, staff, volunteers and the Chattanooga community, the Aquarium and IMAX will remain under temporary closure until further notice. All programming and events have been postponed or cancelled as a preventative measure to help slow the spread of COVID-19 through our area. 

We will use the time during the closure to fully disinfect all Aquarium buildings. We can confirm that our team of experts continues to provide excellent care for our animals during this time.

We invite you to keep up with our sharkspenguins, and otters via our live web cams whenever you need a little stress break.

We recommend the following links to science-based sources of information about this virus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the World Health Organization.

Update (3/19/20): This unprecedented global crisis has profoundly impacted the tourism industry. Learn More

Join a Wave of Support

otters huggingAs a nonprofit organization, this temporary closure period will be especially challenging. Anyone wishing to support the Aquarium’s emergency operations fund can contribute online

Aquarium at Home

turtle themed activity sheet

To stay connected with Aquarium fans, and to continue providing educational resources for students and educators while schools remain closed, we have created a landing page featuring some activities you can do at home. This page will be updated throughout the time the Aquarium is closed. Visit our Aquarium at Home page.

Ticket Questions

We thank you for your patience as we navigate this closure. General Admission Aquarium and IMAX tickets are flex tickets that are good one year from the date of purchase.  This includes both online tickets and tickets purchased at the Ticketing Center.  This gives you flexibility with your visit, and we encourage you to regularly check this page for updates on when we can reopen.  

Aquarium events during this timeframe have been cancelled or postponed.  If you are a ticket holder for an Aquarium Member Event, please check your email for details on rescheduling/refund options. 

If you have specific questions regarding any of these policies or your ticket purchase, please email We will respond to you as quickly as we are able, but please be patient due to the volume of emails we are receiving at this time.