Chattanooga, Tenn. (September 1, 2017) – From Sept. 10-30, the Tennessee Aquarium will offer special half-price admission to scouts and guests traveling with members of scouting organizations. The discount applies to Aquarium tickets, 45-minute IMAX film screenings and cruises aboard the River Gorge Explorer, as well as combo ticket purchases.
To receive their discount, scouts must wear their uniform, their badge sash or a scouting activity shirt. Scouting staff also are eligible for discounted admission with the presentation of a valid paystub.
The discount applies to the entire visiting party and is offered on all tickets purchased between Sept. 10 and Sept. 30, including repeat visits. Tickets cannot be purchased online or by phone. They must be purchased onsite at the Aquarium ticketing center or the IMAX 3D Theater box office.
In addition to daily Extraordinary Experience encounters with wildlife other natural wonders on display in both Aquarium buildings, September presents an ideal time to take in the extraordinary sights of the newly renovated Tropical Cove gallery. There, they can see charismatic, acrobatic Red-ruffed and Ring-tailed Lemurs in the new Lemur Forest exhibit and go hands-on with sharks and rays swimming through the completely renovated Stingray Bay touch tank.
IMAX guests will be able to choose between an eye-opening tour of the marvelous profusion of life beneath the waves in Secret Ocean 3D or explore the rainforest with 19th century British naturalist Henry Bates in Amazon Adventure 3D.
On Sept. 29, the theater will debut a new production, Hurricane 3D. This giant-screen film vividly depicts the full fury of nature at its most powerful. Viewers follow the 15,000-mile journey and human impact of Hurricane Lucy, a fictional storm that begins life as an African sandstorm before swelling to awe-inspiring proportions as it crosses the Atlantic Ocean.
On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month, guests can take advantage of the discount to save their spot aboard the River Gorge Explorer, which will take them on a relaxing, educational trek through the wildlife-abundant vistas of the Tennessee River Gorge, aka “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” Visit the River Gorge Explorer page on the Aquarium’s website to check cruise times.
Scout Day Discount Rates*:
• Tennessee Aquarium: $15 (adults and college students) / $9.50 (ages 3-12)
• IMAX*: $6 (adults) / $5 (ages 3-12)
• River Gorge Explorer: $16.00 (adults) / $12.25 (ages 3-12)
• Tennessee Aquarium/IMAX combo ticket: $19 (adults) / $13.50 (ages 3-12)
* Ticket purchases must be redeemed by September 30. IMAX discounts valid on 45-minute screenings, not feature-length films.