Join Aquarium Educators and guest experts for a monthly nature club!
The Tennessee Aquarium Nature Nuts come together to connect children and their families to the amazing diversity of nature in our own backyards and around the world. Our goal is to kindle a lifelong appreciation for the natural world. Children ages 5-12 are encouraged to sign-up and older and younger siblings are also welcome.
We meet monthly on the third Sunday afternoon of the month*. Some meetings are at the Tennessee Aquarium, while others are outside at designated locations.
Programs are $11.00 for member children and $16.00 for non-members. Additional children are $6.00 / $9.00. Accompanying adults are $1.00.
Nature Nuts Upcoming Programs
Please Note: This information is tentative and subject to change at any time. Be sure to check your Inboxes for the most up-to-date information in our monthly newsletter.
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Registration for each event closes on the preceding Friday afternoon.
Come behind the scenes with us to learn how we care for Aquarium animals of all kinds. Meet some animal caretakers and do some work the make the animals’ lives more interesting. Meet at the Aquarium. NOTE: Children must be at least 6 years old to go behind the scenes.
The drama unfolds in creek meadows every fall. Some players lure in helpers in order to reproduce. Others take advantage of all the activity to find prey. Some live most of their lives hidden in a flower stem while others hide in plain sight. Location TBA.
Nature Photography for Kids
Our own Betsy Bowden will show Nature Nuts the basics of composing a great shot, then we’ll go out on the grounds of Greenway Farm and try out our newly-learned skills. We’ll provide unexpected items that will add pizzazz to your photos. Location TBA.
While this may seem whimsically unrelated to nature connection, building fairy houses actually hones observation and engineering skills … and it’s a lot of fun too! Fairy Houses are constructed of natural materials found on site, brought from home or “purchased” at the Fairy Market. The houses you create are left on-site so the fairies can use them! Location TBA.