Group Discounts



Gaggle, pod, flock or matter what you call them, groups are always welcomed at the Tennessee Aquarium. Discounts are available when you visit with 15 or more.

  Adult Child (3-18) Under 3
Tennessee Aquarium $29.95 $18.95 Free
    Add an IMAX movie for just $7 per person.    
IMAX 3D Theater $9.95 $8 Free

Group reservations are recommended, but not required. So if your group decides to make a last-minute trip, arrive at the Aquarium's ticketing center together and receive the discount.

Call us toll free at 423-265-0698 to make reservations. Reservation phone lines are open from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday. Or send us an email to receive information about the Aquarium regarding your specific outing. School group rates are available.

Your Tennessee Aquarium experience will take about 2 ½ hours, and includes admission to two buildings: River Journey and Ocean Journey. Your tickets are good all day. When scheduling your visit or IMAX film, remember Chattanooga is in the Eastern Time Zone. All exhibit galleries are fully accessible. Wheelchair rental is available on a first come first serve basis (no reservations). The rental fee is $7 (members receive a 10% discount). A driver's license is required to hold until the unit is returned. The wheelchair rental is located near the exit in the River Journey Gift Shop. 

Motorcoach and Bus Parking

Aquarium: A bus turn-around is available for loading and unloading, and off-site extended parking is located within one mile of the Aquarium. 

IMAX: Approximately 20 buses can park and unload behind the IMAX Theater. Overflow parking is located within one mile of the IMAX Theater. 

Motorcoach Operators

For Motorcoach operator rates and tips on how best to schedule your Chattanooga visit, please contact

Box Lunches

If you are looking for a rain-proof and entertaining way to serve lunch to your group, let us help. Box lunches are now available at IMAX with advance reservations and can be eaten in the theater during a movie. Group lunches are priced at $8.00. Enjoy a Zaxby’s 3 chicken finger boxed lunch with chips, 2 Grandma's cookies and your choice of Sprite or water. Box Lunches must be ordered at least two weeks out from visit.  

Snack Packs at IMAX

Need a time- and money-saving way for your group to enjoy popcorn and a drink at IMAX? For only $4 each, your group can enjoy a box of popcorn and 7.5 oz. drink. Advance reservations are required. Snack Packs must be ordered at least two weeks out from visit.  Call  423-265-0698.

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