Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari
The Tennessee Aquarium is bringing together kids, nature and fun in Ranger Rick®’s Backyard Safari. This unique experience, in partnership with National Wildlife Federation, will for the first time bring the pages of Ranger Rick magazine to life in a museum setting. The new exhibit will use live animal experiences to help families tune into, and appreciate, nature from their backyard to the backyards of creatures from around the world. Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari is located in the lower level of the River Journey building next to the Seahorse Gallery.
Showtimes for Bird Shows, Dive Shows and Penguin Keeper Talks:
Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari in River Journey
Daily at 10:45 am, 11 am, 12:30 pm, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm and 2:15 pm
Several animals star on the main stage in Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari. You’ll meet fantastic animals such as red-fronted macaws, a possum, eagle owl or groundhog. Stop by for additional animal action on weekends from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm In addition to the special main stage shows, you’ll meet a variety of amazing critters presented by Aquarium staff during up-close animal encounter programs.
Secret Reef Exhibit in Ocean Journey
Daily at 11:00 am, 11:30 am, 2:00 and 2:30 pm
Ask our scuba divers questions during special dive shows
Penguins’ Rock in Ocean Journey
Monday through Friday at 10:30 am and 1:45 pm
Quiz our experts while they are feeding our gentoo and macaroni penguins.
Secret Reef Exhibit in Ocean Journey
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 3:15 pm
Check out the big, toothy sharks and colorful fish during feeding time.
Lake Nickajack Exhibit in River Journey
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 11:00 am
Enjoy scuba divers feeding giant catfish, stupendous sturgeon and gnarly gar. (On the other days, wave and the divers will wave back while they help keep the fish’s home clean.)
The Tennessee Aquarium’s 20th Anniversary also marks the rebirth of downtown Chattanooga. Help us celebrate the Aquarium’s achievements by sharing your pictures and stories. Join and support our organization to ensure that the Aquarium’s future outshines its remarkable past.
Sustainable Seafood - Serve & Protect
The Tennessee Aquarium is proud to announce our sustainable seafood initiative, Serve & Protect. We’re collaborating with celebrity chef Alton Brown on this long-term program promoting wise seafood choices.
Aquarium Summer Camp 2012
The world is full of natural wonders and there's no better place to go exploring than Summer Camp at the Tennessee Aquarium. These fun, fast-paced and engaging sessions book up quickly! Member registration begine Monday, March 5th; Non-member begins March 19th.
Calendar of Events
The Tennessee Aquarium offers a wide variety of special events each month. Programs for children and adults are hosted on the Aquarium campus, themed cruises are offered aboard the River Gorge Explorer and there are opportunities to enjoy nature hikes and kayak trips. Check our calendar for fun outings that match your family's interests and age ranges.
Sleep in the Deep
Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more? Now is your chance. Come 'sleep in the deep' and wake up to a whole new world. To inquire about dates or for more information about the group overnight program please email us at email@example.com or leave a message at (423) 785-4175 or (800) 262-0695, ext. 4175.
The Tennessee Aquarium's Backstage Pass gives you VIP access, like never before, to get up-close, touch and feed Aquarium animals. Each of the two 45-minute Backstage Pass options will take you on a guided animal engaging experience to areas only accessed by our keepers.