Events & Programs

The Tennessee Aquarium offers a variety of special events and programs each month.

Programs for children and adults are hosted on the Aquarium campus and themed cruises are offered aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Check out this calendar for fun outings that match your family's interests and age ranges. Visit our full calendar for all listings including IMAX showtimes, RGE cruises, dive shows, bird shows and penguin feedings.

Friday, October 24 6-9 p.m. AquaScarium VII: Family Halloween Party
Saturday, November 1 8:30 a.m.-Noon All Creatures Great and Small Photo Safari
Sunday, November 2  10:00 am- 3:00 pm
1:00 - 5:30 pm
River GORGEous Fall Color Cruises
Friday-Saturday November 14-15 5:30 p.m.-8:30 a.m. Sleep in the Deep: Family Sleepover 
Saturday, November 15 4-6 p.m. Chattanooga's Birthday Sunset Cruise
Saturday, November 22 2-3:30 p.m. Holiday Decorating Seminar at Barn Nursery 

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Did you know that Tennessee has the richest freshwater fauna of any state in the United States with over 320 fish species living in our waters?

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Sleep in the Deep

Sleep in the Deep

Ever dream of sleeping under the peaks alongside sharks, stingrays and more?