a.m. – "Parade of Fishes" See adorable
children in their hand-made costumes, giant sea creature puppets,
samba musicians and dancers and street performers in this
celebration of the sea and the new Ocean Journey experience.
out the “talent”
a.m. – Choral performances by the renowned
Chattanooga Boys Choir and Chattanooga Girls Choir will lead
into a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony on the Aquarium
a.m. – Ocean Journey opens to the public. Meet
your favorite radio personalities on the Aquarium plaza and
register to win prizes.
a.m. – 2 p.m. – Lunch on the Landing
– Bring your lunch or purchase one from a vendor and
have a picnic on the new waterfront – specifically on
the Chattanooga Green at Chestnut and Riverfront Parkway.
Special entertainment, soft drinks and food vendors will be
a.m. - 6 p.m. – Tour Ocean Journey –
Dive beneath the waves on an awesome adventure through a coral
reef teeming with 10-foot sharks, fierce barracuda and graceful
stingrays. In the Undersea Cavern you’ll feel like a
diver meandering through an underwater world where dramatic
views reveal beautiful reef creatures.
a lush tropical cove where 100 feet of shoreline beckons you
to a touch pool where you’ll encounter small bamboo
sharks and stingrays. Glide through a serene rainforest fluttering
with a thousand jewel-colored butterflies.
jellyfish to giant spider crabs, the “Boneless Beauties”
gallery explores the mysterious world of rarely seen invertebrates.
Octopus, cuttlefish and nautilus round out this spectacular
gallery of seagoing stars.