Kids will explore the Aquarium’s two huge buildings with the eyes of a scientist while encountering native and exotic species.
Kids can become backyard scientists during spring break as they meet fascinating animals and the experts who care for them. Extra programs will be offered each week between March 9 and April 8 to give youngsters a scientist’s view into the hidden lives and wonderful adaptations of the region’s creatures. They’ll also discover how the Tennessee Aquarium’s scientists are saving threatened and endangered animals.
Daily Spring Break Programs (March 9 - April 8)
11:00 am - Backyard Burrowers - Meet your backyard neighbor the gopher tortoise! These incredible neighborhood planners create homes for other wonderful wildlife with their unique burrows. See them up close and chat with one of our animal experts.
1:00 pm - Backyard Scientist - A fun and engaging program with a different theme and special animal ambassador every week!
March 30 - April 6
12:30 pm - Backyard Critter Close-up
More than one dozen Extraordinary Experience programs are offered FREE each day with Aquarium admission. These short presentations provide even more opportunities for Backyard Scientists to ask questions of and learn from animal experts. Download the FREE Tennessee Aquarium app to see the complete listing of programs.
Spring Break at IMAX
After visiting the Aquarium, budding scientists can further stoke their passion for animals by seeing a new IMAX adventure that offers unprecedented views of the natural marvels they might encounter every day - or embark on an intergalactic adventure with heroes from a galaxy far, far, away!
Chattanooga's Spring Break Safari
During the Spring Break Safari, Chattanooga transforms into a place where kids rule and adventure is everywhere. All kids (and kids at heart!) receive a free Spring Break Safari Guide that can be picked up at any of the Spring Break Safari attractions and the Chattanooga Visitors Center located at 215 Broad St.