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The huge, six-story screen at the IMAX 3D Theater puts YOU in the action. Travel to undersea reefs filled with colorful creatures, or visit exotic locations from around the world.

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RIVER GORGE EXPLORER

Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise
A Chattanooga Riverboat Cruise on the River Gorge Explorer is part thrill ride and part nature tour.

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SPRING IN CHATTANOOGA

Spring Break Safari
Your Spring Break Safari in Chattanooga is anything but ordinary. We've transformed the city into a place where kids rule and adventure is everywhere.

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Spring Break 2014

Spring Break Chattanooga | Tennessee Aquarium Keeper Kids

Keeper Kids at the Tennessee Aquarium

MARCH 17 - APRIL 20, 2014  

TENNESSEE AQUARIUM SPRING BREAK
BE A KEEPER KID!

Spring break turns into a wild adventure at the Tennessee Aquarium when kids get a chance to get closer to some of the Aquarium’s most amazing animals and discover what it’s like to care for them. Explore behind the scenes, meet penguin experts, feed animals, get up close to baby seahorses and jellies or learn what it takes to care for giant freshwater fish and toothy sharks. 

Keeper Kids activities are for children ages 6 and up. Kids may choose two of the 16 different activities offered throughout the day. Each program lasts approximately 15 to 20 minutes.

Ocean Journey Keeper Kids experiences:

  • release butterflies

  • feed partridges and Palawan peacock pheasant

  • learn about sharks

  • go behind the scenes with SCUBA divers

  • help feed some of the animals in the Secret Reef

  • record penguin observations behind the scenes

River Journey Keeper Kids experiences:

  • feed turtles and songbirds

  • go behind the scenes in the Rivers of the World

  • explore the Aquarium’s off-exhibit holding room

  • meet the Aquarium veterinarian (Wednesdays only)

  • get up close with the world's largest toad species

  • see baby sharks and huge fish behind the scenes of River Giants

Dates available: March 17 - April 20, 2014
Hours: 10:30 am to 4 pm
(Aquarium hours: Last admission 6 pm.  Open daily 10 am – 7:30 pm.)
Price: Keeper Kids activities are FREE with Aquarium admission. 

For kids ages 6 and up and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Register for activities at the Keeper Kids sign-in desk located in the River Journey lobby.


Keeper Kids schedule     March 17 - April 20, 2014
For children ages 6 and up. Most of these activities take an average
 of 15 - 20 minutes and are limited to ten kids plus parents who may observe.
Time Experience (approximately15 - 20 min. each) Building
10:30 a.m.
Butterflies, Birds and Blooms
Ocean Journey
 10:45 a.m. Sharks & SCUBA divers  Ocean Journey 
10:45 a.m.
Turtle Treats & Songbird Eats
 River Journey
11:30 a.m.
Jelly Babies & Other New Arrivals  River Journey
11:45 a.m. Seahorse Babies & Mysterious Mysis  River Journey
1:15 p.m. Behind the Scenes Penguin Peek  Ocean Journey
 1:30 p.m.   Rivers of the World Feeding Frenzy   River Journey
 1:30 p.m.   Meet the Aquarium’s Dr. Dolittle  (Wed. only)
 River Journey
 1:45 p.m.
Surf and Turf 
 Ocean Journey
 2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Penguin Peek  Ocean Journey
  3 p.m.
Secret Reef Feeding Frenzy  Ocean Journey
 3 p.m.
Turtle Treats & Songbird Eats  River Journey
 3:30 p.m.  Shark Babies & Very Big Fish  River Journey
 4 p.m. Butterflies, Birds and Blooms
 Ocean Journey

ADD SOME EXCITEMENT TO YOUR FAMILY’S SPRING BREAK ABOARD THE RIVER GORGE EXPLORER

WILLIAMS ISLAND FAMILY ADVENTURE CRUISES

The Williams Island Family Adventure Cruise takes passengers to "the Gateway to the Gorge." During each 90-minute adventure, the young and young at heart will discover Native American and Civil War history, and gain insights into the wildlife that call this wooded island home.  Time will be spent on each trip observing an osprey nest and heron rookery. Your naturalist guide helps locate other animals and leads an on-board scavenger hunt. These cruises will depart daily March 22 to April 17 from the Chattanooga Pier. Special Spring Break pricing will be offered for these cruises: $20/per person (age 3 and up), $18/per person under age 3. 
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GIANT SCREEN ADVENTURES AT THE TENNESSEE AQUARIUM IMAX 3D THEATER

Journey to the South Pacific           Great White Shark           Penguins 3D
NEW at IMAX – Journey to the South Pacific 3D – Launches March 7th.
Also showing during Spring Break: Great White Shark 3D and Penguins 3D