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First admittance to the Aquarium is at 10 a.m. with last admittance at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. The Gift Shops close at 6:30 p.m. The Aquarium and IMAX 3D Theater are open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day. Check the River Gorge Explorer schedule for cruise times. The Aquarium ticketing center opens at 9:30 a.m. daily.

RIVER GORGE EXPLORER

Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise
A Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour.

TN RIVERBOAT

WILD OCEAN

Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D

Journey from the crest of monster waves to the ocean floor where colorful sea creatures play beneath the surf.

ULTIMATE WAVE 3D

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3

Toy Story 3 goes to infinity and beyond on the giant IMAX screen!

TOY STORY 3

Creative Discovery Museum

Creative Discovery Museum

Get discount tickets you can use any time at the Creative Discovery Museum. Pilot a riverboat, dig for dinosaur bones and more at this children’s museum full of family fun.

LEARN MORE

The Polar Express

The Polar Express

Climb aboard the Polar Express for an extraordinary 3D train ride to the North Pole. Grasp at snowflakes and duck as the train screeches into your lap.

LEARN MORE
Tennessee Aquarium Divers

Tennessee Aquarium Tickets | IMAX Tickets | River Boat Tickets

Instructions to purchase online tickets AFTER you click the Buy Tickets button below:

  1. Choose the attractions you would like to visit
  2. Click Buy Tickets
  3. On the next page select an attraction
  4. Choose date & time of visit
  5. Select number of child & adult tickets & add to shopping cart
  6. To add free Tahiti ticket, click "continue shopping" and add to your cart

TICKET PRICES AND VALUE PACKAGES

  ADULT CHILD (ages 3 - 12)
Best ValueAquarium Only
(Includes both River Journey & Ocean Journey buildings)
$24.95 $14.95
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IMAX 3D Theater - Toy Story 3 in 3D 
Please note special pricing for this full-length feature film.
$10.95 $7.95
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IMAX 3D Theater - Ultimate Wave Tahiti 3D
(One 45 min. movie)
$8.50 $6  Buy
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River Gorge Explorer
(Excursions last 2 hours. Please allow 10 min. for loading and disembarking)
$29 $21.50
(under age 3 is $18)
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Aquarium/River Gorge Explorer Combo
(Aquarium and 2 hour boat excursion)
$48.95 $32.95
(under age 3 is $18)
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IMAX/River Gorge Explorer Combo
(One 45 min. IMAX movie and 2 hour boat excursion)
$34 $26.50
(under age 3 is $18)
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Backstage Pass
(Get VIP access to get up-close, feed, and touch Aquarium animals. Daily tours -- Ocean Journey at 11 am and River Journey at 1:30 pm. Takes about 45 minutes. Aquarium admission is required. Due to safety concerns, children under age 6 are not permitted.
$15 $15

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Aquarium Membership
(Annual unlimited Aquarium visits)
 $115 Annual family membership  Buy Online
Military Discount - Aquarium Only
(Must show military I.D. to get discount. Also applies to military retirees who show their I.D. cards.)
$22.50 $13.95
Available at Aquarium ticketing center only

Show your Aquarium ticket stub at the Creative Discovery Museum for kids, only 2 blocks away, and receive $2 off each admission ticket

For the best Chattanooga discount, better than any Chattanooga Coupons, combine the Tennessee Aquarium, River Gorge Explorer and IMAX into one great day!  Also, check out our Aquarium Hotel Packages with the best Chattanooga Hotels.   

Your Tennessee Aquarium experience will take at least two hours, and includes admission to two buildings: River Journey and Ocean Journey. Your tickets are good all day, so feel free to catch a bite or sneak a peek at an IMAX 3D film between buildings. The Aquarium Gift Shops close at 6:30 p.m. When scheduling your visit or IMAX film time, remember Chattanooga is in the Eastern Time Zone. All exhibit galleries are fully accessible and a limited supply of wheelchairs are available to rent.

Aquarium tickets, as well as money-saving combo tickets to the IMAX Theater and River Gorge Explorer riverboat, are sold at the Aquarium’s ticketing center or at the IMAX box office from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET. You may purchase tickets online anytime. Chattanooga coupons and Tennessee Aquarium coupons cannot be used for combination discount tickets.

Regarding the River Gorge Explorer -- Children under 3 are charged $18 because they are considered a passenger according to Coast Guard regulations.

ONLINE TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION ONLY — Discounted member tickets may be purchased in advance by calling 800-262-0695, 8:30 am - 4:45 pm ET, Monday through Friday.

 

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