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Tennessee Aquarium

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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“fresh water” (328 reviews)
“butterfly garden” (238 reviews)
“ocean journey” (209 reviews)
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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Did a quick stop here as we were road tripping through. The aquarium is nicely done. The jellyfish display is eerie and beautiful. We liked the ocean exhibit very much and were amazed with the delta river exhibit which had a gigantic prehistoric-looking snapping turtle....More

Thank vikkandwill
Reviewed yesterday

We did the Sleep in the Deep tour and sleep over at the aquarium and I cannot say enough good things about it. Divided into small groups for tours around both of the buildings and got an incredible amount of information about the aquarium and...More

Thank Cynthia B
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I love aquariums - certainly my thing. It was a nasty, wet day. Crowds weren’t bad. Both river & ocean buildings are great.

Thank KatieLovesPaul
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Very nice exhibits! Employees were helpful. It was clear what the tour routes were. The aquarium was crowded but not hard to navigate.

Thank NeneDeb
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Pay the extra for the back stage pass. Went on the ocean side. Very cool. Nice experience. You get to see the penguins at a different view. Talk to some of the scuba divers.

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Wonderfully done aquarium! Lots of interesting displays. Has a river and ocean theme along with a butterfly garden. Got in for half price today as it was college day!!

Thank nrecords
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We loved the salt water aquarium. The fresh water aquarium was ok. We had a great time. Loved seeing and learning about the animals. The staff was very friendly and informative. It's so neat to see the sharks and sea turtle swim right up next...More

Thank Rosie S
Reviewed 4 days ago

We came here on a weekday hoping it would be quiet and not so busy, unfortunatly there were 200 middle school kids on a field trip that day! It was still a nice aquarium and lots to see. It took us about 2 hours to...More

Thank sarahumphrey
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is two parts to it, Ocean was coolest if you have to pick one. Calculate a good 2-3 hrs to see everything.

Thank gigglypuff-1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love coming here to see the otters. Otters are my favorite animal, and I feel the Chattanooga Aquarium does it right: the otters have a lovely habitat, there are daily otter shows that give info and allow you to see the otters eating, and...More

Thank ramblinggirl67
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Brittany R
22 December 2017|
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Response from Daniel W | Reviewed this property |
I have done both in the same day. the behind the scenes tours are about an hour long each and a tour guide leads you through and shows you the food areas, higher ups offices, the tanks from the top, and both let you feed the... More
Joshnbrandy W
12 June 2017|
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29.95 for adults. 18.95 for kids ages 3-12 and 2 and under are free.
25 May 2017|
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Response from luisandmarierod | Reviewed this property |
There are options. Hubby and I got the member and 1 guest, I think it's called: an entire year where either of us can go! I didn't feel pressured that first day to try and see a lot, since I knew I can come back at my... More