Aquarium Animal Guide
The Tennessee Aquarium is home to the most diverse gathering of freshwater animals in the country.
Our staff loves to immerse visitors in stories of life above, around and within our watershed while guests are exploring the Aquarium's two buildings. Inside the River Journey building, visitors are delighted by feisty river otters, colorful frogs, amazing turtles and freshwater fish species such as beautiful trout, giant catfish and prehistoric-looking sturgeon. While exploring Ocean Journey, guests come face to face with big, toothy sharks, beautiful butterflies, playful penguins, mesmerizing jellyfish and thousands of colorful reef fish.