Chattanooga, Tenn. (Feb. 22, 2019) – During the month of February, college students, faculty and staff as well as members of scouting organizations will receive a 50 percent discount on admission to the Tennessee Aquarium and to screenings at the IMAX 3D Theater. The discounts apply to Aquarium tickets and 45-minute IMAX film screenings as well as to combo ticket purchases.
To receive the Scout and College Days discount, scouts must wear their uniform or sash. Students must present a valid student ID or online transcript to show enrollment at a physical or online institution. College staff and faculty can present a pay stub to enjoy reduced admission. In all cases, the discount applies to everyone in the paying party.
Visitors can take advantage of the discount for all trips to the Aquarium and eligible films between Feb. 1 and Feb. 28, including repeat visits and screenings.
All through the year, the colorful residents of the Aquarium are a joy to watch, but this discount offers the ideal opportunity to tour the galleries and press pause on the winter doldrums. Visitors can forget all about dour, gray skies and frigid winds as they watch the flitting of jewel-like Darters, the stately gliding of Sand Tiger and Sandbar Sharks and the playful bounds of Ring-tailed and Red-ruffed Lemurs.
As they explore, visitors will be greeted by some newcomers the Aquarium, including a shoal of iridescent Bigfin Reef Squid and a trio of dinosaur-like Chinese Crocodile Lizards. Guests can also gain deeper insights and get an even closer look at a host of wild ambassadors during the Aquarium’s slate of free Daily Animal Programs.
Across the street, the IMAX 3D Theater is hosting a pair of giant-screen films brimming over with unforgettable footage and charming stories. BBC Earth’s Oceans 3D: Our Beautiful Planet captures incredible moments of life in the planet’s largest, least explored ecosystem, from the coastal shallows to the abyssal depths. Pandas 3D introduces audiences to an adorable bunch of captive-born Giant Panda cubs and the human caretakers preparing them to take their first furry steps back into the wild.
Information about and a schedule of the Aquarium’s Daily Animal Programs is available at tnaqua.org/animals-exhibits/extraordinary-experiences. To view the IMAX screening schedule and purchase tickets, visit tnaqua.org/imax.
College and Scout Day Discount Rates*:
- Tennessee Aquarium: $17.50 (adults and college students) / $11 (ages 3-12)
- IMAX*: $6 (adults) / $5 (ages 3-12)
- Tennessee Aquarium/IMAX combo ticket: $21.50 (adults) / $15 (ages 3-12)
* Ticket purchases must be redeemed during the month of February. IMAX discounts valid on 45-minute screenings, not feature-length films.