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Events & Programs

The Tennessee Aquarium offers a variety of special events and programs each month.

July 19 Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Rivers to Oceans: An Evening With Fabien Cousteau
July 22 Sunday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Aquarium Adventures: Mud Play
July 22 Sunday 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Nature Nuts: Mud Day!
July 24 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute Tour
July 24 Tuesday 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Science on Tap!
July 31 Tuesday 4:30 PM World Travel Presentation & Galapagos Island Trip Preview
Aug 3 Friday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM SharkFest!
Aug 4 Saturday 7:45 AM - 4:00 PM Conasauga River Snorkel
Aug 11-12 Sat.-Sun. 5:30 PM - 8:30 AM Family Sleep in the Deep: Summer Sleepover
Aug 14 Tuesday 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute Tour
Aug 18 Saturday 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM Nature Nuts: Treasure Hunt
Aug 23 Thursday 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Aquarium Adventures: Big's and Little's in Nature
Aug 23 Thursday 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM Aquarium After Hours: (Throw)Back to School
Sep 13 Thursday 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM Serve & Protect
Sep     Nature Nuts: Snorkel Big Soddy Creek
Sep 23 Sunday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM Flying Flowers: Monarch Tagging Day in the Smokies
Sep 29 Saturday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Birding at the Tennessee River Gardens
Sep 30 Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Monarch Tagging Day at Tennessee River Gardens
Oct     Nature Nuts: Photo Workshop
Oct 26 Friday 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Aquascarium
Nov     Nature Nuts: Trading Post Kick-off

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Find all kinds of behind-the-scenes pictures and information about your favorite aquatic getaway located in the heart of downtown.

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Did you know that Tennessee has the richest freshwater fauna of any state in the United States with over 320 fish species living in our waters?

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Sleep in the Deep

Sleep in the Deep

Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more?