The Tennessee Aquarium, Creative Discovery Museum
for Children, Hunter Museum of American Art, Outdoor Chattanooga,
Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls, and the Southern
Belle Riverboat have joined together to offer families
a special, unforgettable, action packed week of fun –
that’s just a tank full of gas away. Families can be
aquatic biologists at a world-famous aquarium, spelunkers
deep within a cave or even kings and queens at a magic castle
at the children’s museum. Each adventure is packed with
fun and excitement.
Voted one of America’s top family weekend getaways
by “Southern Living” magazine, and one of America’s
top family destinations by Disney’s “FamilyFun”
magazine, Chattanooga offers endless possibilities for everyone
in your family. So pack your bags, load up the car and head
on to Chattanooga!
What if you could . . .
. . .venture underground and be spelunkers on a cavern tour
deep inside Lookout Mountain at Ruby Falls?
Pan for gemstones, learn about rocks and geology and view
the cave’s mysterious chambers and amazing rock formations
- while using only the illumination from a handheld lantern
or light from your very own hardhat.
.. . . be a detective at the Creative Discovery Museum
for children. Kids will wear many hats and get to be a paleontologist,
artist, scientist, inventor, musician, a king or even a riverboat
captain. The Museum's newest temporary exhibit invites children
inside the stone walls of a fantasy castle where everyone
works together to make a community.
. . . be an aquatic biologist at the world-famous Tennessee
Aquarium? You’ll discover just what it takes
to fix breakfast for thousands of animals, feed the fish,
meet butterfly keepers, snake and crocodile experts, shark
specialists, plant tamers and some of the Tennessee Aquarium’s
most charismatic creatures.
. . . make like Lewis and Clark and glide down the
North Chickamauga Creek in a canoe while observing
turtles, herons, king fishers and more? Navigate your way
downstream toward the Tennessee River while your guide tells
you more about this amazing freshwater ecosystem, the Tennessee
River and native wildlife surrounding you.
. . . be a first mate aboard the Southern Belle Riverboat
and join our Captain in the pilot house for a bird's eye view
of the Tennessee River. You'll be perched on the highest platform
as you view downtown Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain and the
. . . be an adventurer like Indiana Jones on a RockQuest
scavenger hunt at Rock City Gardens, high
atop Lookout Mountain? The Enchanted Trail leads you to view
more than 400 varieties of native plants and flowers. You’ll
trek through massive rock formations formed millions of years
ago and have the chance to be a rock climber on the 25-foot
. . . be an art explorer, complete with a pack and a guide
at the Hunter Museum of American Art? Pick
up the Museum’s art explorer kit and get the inside
scoop on different works of art and the stories behind them.
Take a trip “Through the Looking Glass” as you
discover whimsical children’s book illustrations from
the beloved book by Lewis Carroll. Or, create a masterpiece
of your own.
For more information and adventure
details, visit www.chattanoogafamilyadventures.com.
The Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors
Bureau is a non-profit, Hamilton County funded organization,
formed to strengthen the area economy through the marketing
and promotion of the Chattanooga area as a year-round destination
for meetings, conventions, and leisure travel. For more information,
or call 800.322.3344.