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What others are saying about the Tennessee Aquarium

The genius of this wonderfully designed exhibit lies not just in the twists and turns and the nooks and depths of the reef, but also in the 33 windows and view ports that reveal the glory of the reef and the spectacular aquatic life.
                    -- The Chattanooga Times Free Press, April 30, 2005

The . . . saltwater addition allows customers to get eye-to-eye with squid and crabs in coral formations, to touch sharks and stingrays in shallow pools and then top it off with butterflies landing on their heads.
                    -- The Associated Press, April 30, 2005

“Chattanooga today barely resembles the industrial town that once sat on the banks of the Tennessee. Gone are the waterfront polluters and grimy factories. In their place now stand the city’s $120 million 21st Century Waterfront project, which includes a new $30 million expansion to the Tennessee Aquarium, the completely renovated Hunter Museum of American Art, and the hilltop Bluff View Art District’s galleries, restaurants and high-end B&B.”
                    -- USA TODAY.com, October 2005

“If the Chattanooga folks exude self-confidence, it may result from the distance they have traveled in renewing their community. Chattanooga's turnaround is the stuff of legend among those who study cities and hope to learn how to mimic success.”
                    -- Atlanta Journal Constitution, April 2005

Chattanooga is “one cool city” and a “jackpot destination for lovers of the outdoor life”
                    -- Runner’s World, 2002

One of the top 10 Dream Towns to Live Big, Play Hard, and Work (If You Must)”
                    -- Outside magazine, 2001

"Chattanooga is not a state capital, has no major university, but a strong sense of community, handsome natural landscapes, civic pride and the ability to solve problems that are often daunting to bigger cities."
                    -- NPR's Morning Edition, 2001

"Chattanooga's downtown just keeps getting better and better."
                    -- Southern Living, 2000

"The . . . aquarium is the crown jewel of a revitalized downtown district that also boasts a children's Creative Discovery Museum, a state-of-the-art IMAX theater, dozens of shops and restaurants, and such offbeat offerings as the Electric Vehicle Information Center and the International Towing & Recovery Museum."
                    -- National Geographic Traveler, March 1999

"The Cove Forest [is] a re-creation of an Appalachian stream so authentic that I wished I'd brought bait."
                    -- Conde Nast Traveler, May 1996

"By journey's end, kids can't help but have acquired a new appreciation of rivers as dynamic living ecosystems."
                    -- Parenting, June/July 1995

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The Tennessee Aquarium inspires wonder and appreciation for the natural world. Admission is $17.95 per adult and $9.50 per child, ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation programs. The IMAX® 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium. Ticket prices are $7.95 per adult and $5.50 per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $22.95 for adults and $13.50 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or by phone at 1-800-262-0695. The Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Aquarium and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities. Members enjoy unlimited visits and other benefits. Call 267-FISH to join.

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