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Field Trip Prices

Field trip prices are available for K-12 schools, college groups, and accredited preschools during the school year: August 1st-May 31st.  Daycare and summer camp groups qualify for our group rate. Please note: you must have 10 students to be eligible for the education rate.

Tennessee Aquarium and/or IMAX Theater Trips:

(Aquarium pricing includes both River Journey AND Ocean Journey buildings)

  Aquarium (2.5 Hours) IMAX 3D Theater (45 min) Combo (Aquarium and IMAX)
Student $9.00 $6.00 $14.00
Required Chaperones* Free Free Free
Additional Chaperones $28.50 (Free to aquarium members) $9.25 ($8 to aquarium members) $36.50 ($8 to aquarium members)
IMAX Snack Packs
Includes a box of popcorn and drink
N/A $4 $4
Boxed Lunches
Includes Zaxby's 3-piece chicken finger bag, Zax sauce, chips, cookies, and choice of all Sprite or water for your group.
$8 $8 $8

* Includes teachers. Grades PreK-2nd - 1 chaperone per 5 students. Grades 3rd-12th - 1 chaperone per 10 students.

  • Reservations will be accepted up to 10 working days prior to your visit.
  • When you are ready to book your field trip, call the Reservations Department: at (423) 265-0698 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. One person must handle the payment for the entire group upon arrival by either school check, MC, VISA, Discover, AMEX or cash. Please be sure to have your student and chaperone counts ready for the cashier.
  • Promotional pricing for field trips based on the percentage of economically disadvantaged students at your school is available August-May.  The percentage must be based on family household surveys. Please ask your reservationist for details!

Support from Business Partners, such as Unum, Contributing Members and other generous donors make this program possible.  Click here to make a donation to support this important program.


Not able to travel? Have the Tennessee Aquarium come to you for an exciting educational program. Reserving an outreach program is quick and easy. Call Bill Haley at (423) 785-4056 to book your outreach program. Click here to learn more and view outreach program descriptions. 

If none of these topics fit your needs, please contact our Education Department by phone (423-785-4176) or email and we will be happy to direct your request.