To see how one of the largest aquariums in the world works, take a behind-the-scenes tour of Tennessee Aquarium. Tours offer a rare look at the filtering and food-preparation areas, with an additional stop at the aquarium's biggest habitat, a large tank filled with sand tiger and bonnethead sharks. Other highlights include an invertebrate gallery where you can see jellyfish, cuttlefish, giant octopuses, and spider crabs. Save some time for the "river journey" exhibit, which follows the path of a single raindrop from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico. The aquarium also offers self-guided tours of three living forest exhibits teeming with wildlife that can be viewed from above and below the water's surface. To visit Tennessee Aquarium on your trip to Chattanooga, use our Chattanooga trip maker site .
Tennessee Aquarium Reviews
We visited the Tennessee Aquarium for the first time. We met extended family and needed an indoor activity to enjoy. The three teenage cousins had a great time. The four adults enjoyed leisurely walki... more »
We enjoyed our visit to the aquarium and seeing all of the fish. The kids had a great time as they love to visit aquariums. more »
Beautiful aquarium! It was so much fun and the tanks were designed so that you can see from any side. The touch tank was so cool and great for young children. It is short enough that small children can reach into the tank without help. We also saw one of the movies there and I would definitely recommend doing that, the movies were great and very interesting. I really enjoyed the trip to the aquarium and would go again.
Nicely done aquarium not as big as some but a great concept on how to view. Tanks were nicely done. Love the thought of separate buildings for fresh and salt water. Fantastic butterfly room. All the guides were knowledgeable and offered up great facts. Must stop if you enjoy aquariums.
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