Start at the top of a raging river and then delve beneath the surface to discover all the life that teems within. It is all a ... More
Start at the top of a raging river and then delve beneath the surface to discover all the life that teems within. It is all a part of the experience of the world's largest freshwater aquarium. Within the 12-story structure, you will see birds, snakes, river otters and turtles in their natural habitats, and fish indigenous to the Tennessee River. Special exhibits include the Gulf of Mexico showcase of fierce sharks and jellyfish exhibit: "Jellies: Phantoms of the Deep." Admission charges are: $17.95 adult; $9.50 children. Discounts and package rates are also available. Call or visit web site for details.
Aquarium price and location were wonderful. Parking was 10 dollars out front of the building. The best part of the two buildings was the River building. This showcased the amazing eco-system we have here in North America. The best turtle display i have seen. The sturgeon touch pool was also really nice.
Overall a wonderful place. The one thing lacking was that WOW factor of some other aquariums.
My wife and I love to visit aquariums, and we've been to a decent number of them.
This place rates right up there near the top of the list.
Both the design and the location are great, and the amount of creatures found here is impressive.
There is the question of how the space is used in some areas, but otherwise truly amazing.
First of all,we park in front of the aquarium (no charge after 4:30 or free on weekends). What a beautiful place to visit...My boys loved the butterfly garden, sharks,stingrays,otters,snakes,and now Rick's Safar.(new) goodnesss, we could just go on and on what we liked. when you want a break from the aquarium you can just walk right outside and eat a bite or take your shoes off and wade the water...Dont' for get yor camera! what a BEAUTIFUL view..inside and out. BREATHTAKING view I might add. Very friendly workers and the aquarium is very clean. a+ for me and my boys... we loved it so much we bought a membership pass and go quite often. I'm from Chicago and I like this aquarium better.I give the aquarium .2 thumbs up!
This was my first visit to an aquarium, but I can't imagine any other aquarium being better than this one! It was clean, very nice, and very imformative. It had a HUGE variety of sea life, and I walked away with a very good impression! I would definitely visit this place again. Well worth the money!
I spent the afternoon at the aquarium with my 3 year old son. He was on stimulation overload the entire afternoon. From the fish to the penguins, he was fascinated. As a mother, I was thrilled with the cleanliness of the building. I would have like to have gone to the 3-D theater, but will have to save that for another time.
I have gone to the Georgia Aquarium and on a trip to Chattanooga, my last option was to go to another aquarium since I was dissapointed going to the Georgia Aquarium...since I had time available for another attraction, I decided to go. If I would of not gone, I would of definately regret it. I went with two of my friends, we are all over the age of 25 and we were very impressed. We all give it TWO THUMBS UP!!!
I would definately see why kids would like it, but adults will also enjoy it too. Just be prepared to take alot of pictures!!!
I have been visiting the Tennessee Aquarium for about 6 years now, and I just can't help but go back.
Originally it was just the River Journeys building with a smaller saltwater exhibit in it. A few years ago, they added Ocean Journeys to it, included penguins, a HUGE saltwater exhibit, a butterfly house, and more.
The price is great, and the location is even better.
I have been involved with ocean life for years, and this is, by far, one of the best aquariums I have ever been to. There is always something there for everyone.
A tip: Opt for the behind the scenes tour! It's relatively inexpensive, and everyone loves it. You get to go where others can't from the pumping systems of both buildings to behind the scenes of exhibits, the special quarantine/research area, the feeding area, and the best part is you get to feed snacks to the saltwater exhibit in the River Journeys building. Kids will LOVE it.
I would recommend it to anyone. The price is unbeatable for the exhibits, and the aquarium is set up so that it is easy to walk around, and no one is ever left not being able to see the exhibits.
Visit from Apr. 2003-Jan 2009(thus far)
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