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Small Fry Mini Programs

Want to spend some quality time with your little one while learning about the world around us?

Join us at the Tennessee Aquarium on select Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for our Small Fry Mini-Programs! Drop in from 10:15 A.M. - 11:00 A.M. to participate in fun, engaging activities designed to appeal to 2–5 year olds. On these special days, we will meet live animals, play games, read stories and create fun crafts as we learn and grow together. These interactive parent-and-child programs are a great way to start your child on the path toward understanding and appreciating nature!

Programs will be held on the lower level of the River Journey building unless otherwise posted. They are FREE with aquarium admission or membership.

This spring, join aquarium experts to explore the vast animal world and discover the different kinds of animals that inhabit our planet. We will meet feathered friends, hop into the world of amphibians, learn about freshwater and ocean-dwelling fish, pet scaly reptiles, get eye to eye with insects and discover what makes mammals so unique. Through play, stories, hands-on activities, and much more, these mini-programs are built to ensure that your little ones have a blast while making new friends and learning about nature! For further information on our Small Fry Mini-Programs, please contact Tennessee Aquarium Educator Lauren Lytle at We look forward to learning with you soon!

January  9th & 10th Animal Groups 101
16th & 17th Amphibious Adventures
23rd & 24th Radical Reptiles
30th & 31st What's Up Chattanooga Chuck?
February 6th & 7th Fantastic Fish
13th & 14th The World of Insects 
20th & 21st What's in a Mammal?
27th & 28th Birds of a Feather
March 6th & 7th Tree for a Home
13th & 14th On the Forest Floor
20th & 21st Freshwater Fun
27th & 28th Get Out and PLAY!