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Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 800.262.0695
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10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Leisure education
Description: More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium...
More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
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Fantastic Venue....Do Behind The Scenes Tour!

This was our second visit to the aquarium over the last 15 years. In that time they've added the Ocean Journey to the River Journey. We strongly recommend adding the behind the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This was our second visit to the aquarium over the last 15 years. In that time they've added the Ocean Journey to the River Journey. We strongly recommend adding the behind the scenes (backstage) tour. It was well worth the cost and you're able to get up close and personal with some of the animals. Nicely done, Chattanooga!

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

What a marvelous facility! There are two buildings housing the two different types of ecosystems: Ocean & River. This experience is too phenomenal for words. Just go do it! Make sure you have at least 2 hours in each building (4 total) to become one with the waters. It is pricey, but you are supporting a wonderful facility. Great place... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

We would rather travel two hours to visit this aquarium than go to the one in Atlanta. The experience just seems more authentic. We love the butterfly room and "touch area." The rays came up to us to touch them. What a fun experience! Definitely worth visiting. We also bought IMAX tickets, which sort of made our day too long... More 

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New Port Richey, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

The aquarium is divided in 2 buildings, both have pretty impressive tanks with tons of different species. We went on the river gorge tour on big catamaran type boat which was awesome. It was an air-conditioned cabin with option of riding on the roof level. Well worth the trip we enjoyed the boat ride very much!

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Gastonia, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

River building was awesome - Oceans was good but I missed seeing whales. My 16-year old daughter is a shark buff and she stayed at the touch pool for 30 minutes just to keep touching the 1 bonnet head shark. It was a good visit!

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

My family and I enjoyed our trip to the aquarium. It is wheel chair accessible. We rode the elevator to the top floor of both buildings and was able to take the ramp down. It was very humid and warm inside the building and the water fountains had warm water. The kids really enjoyed the butterfly garden and the playful... More 

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Walland, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This is the best Aquarium in the sate and just getting better. The aquarium in Gatlinburg is good too but here you get tow in one. You get the great salt water side and the great fresh water side together. They go together like PB%J.

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Great aquarium, my children especially enjoyed petting the sting rays and sharks. The location is great, right on the riverfront.

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Chattanooga, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Best aquarium we've visited! We are so proud of this Chattanooga treasure... it beats Atlanta and Chicago by miles. There is lots to do around downtown within walking distance of the Aquarium too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

We visited the aquarium in July with our two children(6 and 3). The entire family had a great time. Staff was very helpful and would answer any questions you asked. The aquarium is separated into two buildings. We did the river journey section first. The kids were able to touch sturgeons and loved watching the river otters play. The lay... More 

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Additional Information about Tennessee Aquarium

Address: 1 Broad Street, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone Number: 800.262.0695
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Chattanooga
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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