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Tennessee Aquarium

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Open today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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More than 9,000 animals swim, fly and crawl through this aquarium dedicated to educating visitors about freshwater ecosystems.
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1 Broad St, Aquarium Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402-1023
+1 800-262-0695
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Reviewed today via mobile

This place was honestly the best! I do wish we could interact more, but overall it was the best experience for my 1st time coming to Chattanooga! The aquarium was beautiful inside and out.

Thank Hannah B
Reviewed yesterday

We visited the Tennessee Aquarium a year and a half ago with our children and grandchildren and again this month with another couple. The River Walk building is absolutely wonderful. After a long escalator walk to the top where there is a beautiful butterfly garden,...More

Thank Helen H
Reviewed 2 days ago

We really enjoyed both aquariums. The tanks are huge and the viewing areas cover two floors. You can take as long as you like, and one tank even had a place you can crawl under, sit up and look up into the aquarium.

Thank George S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We visited the Tennessee Aquarium on a Sunday afternoon in early Aug. I expected there to be quite a crowd.....a weekend in the summer should be peak tourist time. However, it was not overly crowded. We waited briefly inline to purchase tickets and learned that...More

Thank Cincytraveler44
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Count on several hours for a visit to this attraction which has extensive exhibits, an excellent approach to the subject and really pleasant staff. One goes in order through a “river journey” and an “ocean journey”, in separate multi-story buildings. There is a strong emphasis...More

Thank CarolinaBecky
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

There are a variety of species of aquatic animals with cool hands on experiences (touching fish and manna rays). Very informative about the animals and their habitats. Somewhat confusing to maneuver around at times. Staff is very friendly and the facility is very much child...More

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Coming from Atlanta and comparing the aquarium here to the one in Chattanooga, we would say there is no competition and Atlanta is much bigger and offers more to see. However, if you are visiting the area, the kids may also enjoy the one in...More

Thank BrooklynGirl384
Reviewed 4 days ago

Have visited the aquarium several times . They have added an IMAX theater and an Ocean aquarium since last I was there. It is affordable and easy to access. A great experience for kids and adults.

Thank Barbara R
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The Tennessee aquarium never fails to provide an entire day of fun for everyone in the family. The staff is quite knowledgeable and the attraction is situated on a picturesque bend in the river that is close to loads of hotel and dining options. The...More

Thank caajohnw
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Everything is always great about this place.....except the parking! 😂 even though the kids are older, they still had an absolutely wonderful time here. No rush to get in and out and it wasn't too crowded.

Thank vshane
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June 24, 2018|
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Response from James H | Reviewed this property |
Sorry not really sure. But they do a good job of moving people along
May 31, 2018|
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Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
Good morning! - A special rate is available to all active military and veterans (with military ID/DDT card) at $25.50 for ages 13 and up and $16.00 for kids ages 3-12. College students (with school ID) can visit for $23.95... More
May 15, 2018|
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Response from Thomas B | Property representative |
Most Aquarium guests spend about 2.5 hours, although quite a few visitors, including TripAdvisor reviewers, report more lengthy trips. As Michelle S points out, it depends on your pace and you "deep of a dive" you would like... More