river scenes

Fueled by historical accounts ranging from Native American folklore to modern advances that helped tame a wild Tennessee River, artist Claire Nivola rendered 53 medallions which depict Chattanooga’s amazing story. This online guide provides the stories behind Nivola’s art.



Welcome to the Tennessee Aquarium Newsroom. We're here to help members of the media get information and images of the Aquarium and IMAX films as quickly as possible. If you don't find what you're looking for, email or call Thom Benson, 423-785-3007 in the Aquarium's public relations department.

News Releases

Look here for the latest news releases about Aquarium activities, new exhibits, IMAX movies and much more.

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Press Kits

If you need more information about the world's largest freshwater aquarium, check out our EPK's.

Photo Library

The Tennessee Aquarium's Photo Library contains images for everyone to enjoy. Click on any thumbnail to view a larger image.

Media Visit Request

We do everything we can to accommodate requests of all media on assignment, but appreciate time to plan.

Tennessee Aquarium BLOG

You'll find all kinds of behind-the-scenes pictures and insider information about the Tennessee Aquarium located in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. So, what are you waiting for? Dive right in!
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Conservation Spotlight Video
Help Keep our Water Clean

Everyone can help keep our water clean by participating in efforts like Tennessee River Rescue. Each year volunteers, both young and young at heart, help remove trash from the banks of the Tennessee River. Learn how you can make a difference by joining events like this.
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Live, Local Weather Report

Thanks to a grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Tennessee Aquarium has a new weather station with live webcam. Get instant access to current weather conditions in downtown Chattanooga.
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Secret Reef Web Cam

Want the SCUBA diver’s view inside the Aquarium’s Secret Reef? This real-time underwater camera gives you up close views of toothy sharks, thousands of reef fish and one friendly sea turtle.
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Make a Donation

Your donations ensure continued growth for our conservation and research efforts. Your additional support means our accredited team of educators will have the funding to reach out to tomorrow's environmental stewards with vital programming.
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Volunteers Needed

The Tennessee Aquarium is a private, non-profit organization and volunteers are vital to our success. Aquarium Volunteers educate our guests, care for our plants and animals, assist in our offices or volunteer behind the acrylic walls as divers. Discover the unique, educational and fun volunteer opportunities at the Tennessee Aquarium.
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