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.


Blue Planet Speakers

Our Blue Planet Speaker Series

Join leading environmental experts in this free educational series exploring the world’s ocean.

Tennessee Aquarium Otters

Teacher Opportunities

Teachers Visit Free on Teacher Appreciation Day!  
We invite you to join us on Saturday, January 18, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Simply show your current teacher ID or pay stub at the Aquarium’s ticket center and you and a guest will receive admission to the Aquarium and IMAX Theater at no cost.  This will be a great opportunity to see first-hand what is available for your class during their next field trip.  Enjoy special programming, behind the scenes opportunities and register to win a free field trip for your class with bus reimbursement!  

Teachers can take advantage of the many workshops and in-service opportunities available through the Tennessee Aquarium. Many of these classes can be hosted at the Aquarium or at your school. Additionally, classes can be tailored to fit your school in-service schedule.

Orientation to Educational Opportunities
Call to schedule
Project Learning Tree
Call to schedule
Project WET
Call to schedule
Project WILD & Project WILD Aquatic
Call to schedule
Science With a Splash/School Yard Ecosystems/Habitat Studies
Call to schedule


There are no instructional fees for the following workshops/in-services. Depending on your state, there may be a materials charge. A transportation fee may also be assessed.

  • Project Learning Tree
  • Project WET
  • Project WILD
  • Project WILD Aquatic

Instructional fees vary for the following workshops/in-services (materials and/or transportation costs are additional).

  • Orientation to Educational Opportunities -- $7.75 per teacher if attending IMAX film; otherwise, NO COST.
  • Science With a Splash/School Yard Ecosystems/Habitat Studies -- $15-$25 per teacher

For additional information about these workshops/in-services, e-mail George Bartnik or call (800) 262-0695, ext. 4049. 
School Group Programs

The Tennessee Aquarium provides an unforgettable learning experience for children at all grade levels. Not only does the Aquarium exceed the science standards for Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama; we are also accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools as a supplementary education school.

Field Trip Survival Guide

Here are some helpful guidelines to prepare your group for a successful field trip to the Tennessee Aquarium, IMAX Theater and/or River Gorge Explorer.

Field Trip Itineraries

There are many ways to arrange your field trip depending on the time you have available. Itineraries can be adjusted to fit your schedule.

Teacher Tools

Fun educational supplements such as AquaGuide, AquaQuests, scavenger hunts, and more are available to make your field trip a learning expedition.


Have the Tennessee Aquarium come to you for an exciting educational program!

Direction and Bus Parking

Whether you have a question about animals, educational opportunities or just want to make your Aquarium or IMAX trip the best experience ever, we want to hear from you. Our education staff is happy to help you.

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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Teachers E-newsletter

Introducing the new Educator's e-newsletter. Please enter your e-mail address to receive important teacher resource information, IMAX updates and special offers from the Tennessee Aquarium.