Animal Keeper

Animal Keeper Updates

Get a peek behind the scenes of the Aquarium’s Husbandry department. Read their weekly animal updates and get an insider’s look at caring for over 10,000 animals and plants.


Flight of the Butterflies

Flight of the Butterflies
Experience the remarkable Monarch butterfly migration at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater and discover where the hundreds of millions of butterflies mysteriously disappeared to when they flew south for the winter.

baby gator


Almost every trip into the Aquarium’s Delta Swamp exhibit begins with a “Wow!” It might be the upturned, toothy smiles of the American alligators basking in the sunlight or the sight of a monstrous snapping turtle that elicits such a response. Visitors are also delighted with the Aquarium’s extensive turtle collection – more species are on exhibit than any other zoo or aquarium in North America. Guests can also safely satisfy their curiosity or overcome their fear of snakes and lizards. Learn more about the Aquarium’s extensive reptile collection here.