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Events & Programs

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

Sunday January 19 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Nature Nuts: Sandhill Crane Spectacular
Friday & Saturday January 24 & 25 7:00 PM Special Screenings of MERU at IMAX
Saturday January 25 all day Teacher Appreciation Day
Saturday January 25 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Conservation Institute Tour (Call 423-265-0698 for reservations!)
Friday - Saturday Jan 31 - Feb 1 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM ROV Underwater Workshop for Teachers
Friday & Saturday Jan 31 & Feb 1 7:00 PM Special Screenings of The Dawn Wall at IMAX
Tuesday February 4 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM An Evening with NatGeo Photographer Joel Sartore
Sunday February 16 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Nature Nuts: Owls are Awesome!
Saturday March 28 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM Conservation Institute Tour (Call 423-265-0698 for reservations!)

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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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Join the Tennessee Aquarium today and come all year for FREE! Visit for an hour or two or stay all day. There's always something new to see and do.

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Sleep in the Deep

Sleep in the Deep

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