Call the Reservations Department: at (423) 265-0698 or (800) 262-0695 ext. 3600 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. Reservations will be accepted up to 10 working days prior to your visit. 

Don’t forget to book a FREE education program for your school group! Ask the reservationists for more information.


Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari

Ranger Rick’s Backyard Safari is bringing together kids, nature and fun. Come with a sense of adventure. Leave inspired to care for the wildlife in your own backyard!

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Sample Field Trip Itineraries

There are several options for planning a field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium. There are two buildings: Ocean Journey and River Journey. It takes an hour to tour Ocean Journey and over an hour to tour River Journey. There are several additions to your self-guided tour of both buildings: an IMAX movie (45 minutes), and/or a classroom program (1 hour), an auditorium program (45 minutes), or a Lunch and Learn (1 hour). The Aquarium opens its classrooms at 9 a.m. Eastern time for classroom programs; the buildings open for touring at 10 a.m. The times in the following sample itineraries are flexible to meet your needs.

If you are ready to make your reservation, call the Reservations Department at (423) 265-0698 or (800) 262-0695 ext. 3600.

For assistance planning your field trip,  please contact Carrie Howell at (423) 785-4050. 

Support from Business Partners, such as Unum, Conservation Society and Patron Circle members and other generous donors make this program possible.  Click here to make a donation to support this important program.