NEW! Trip details
- Directions and parking info at: http://www.tnaqua.org/plan-your-visit/directions-and-parking/
- Meet at 9:30 a.m. near stone arch outside aquarium
- Aquarium opens at 10.
- When you arrive, find Christine for your tickets
- You’ll need to keep tickets for aquarium and boat ride
- Boat times:
- 11:00 a.m. – Tigers and Wolves
- 1:30 p.m. – Webelos
- 4:00 p.m. – Bears and Arrow of Light Scouts
- Lunch on own – There is a snack bar at the aquarium. It gets mediocre reviews on Yelp but is close and relatively reasonably priced if you just want to get some food quickly. Other restaurants are a short walk away.
- IMAX – We chose not to include IMAX movie in the schedule to ensure everyone had enough time to see the exhibits. However, if you want to see a movie, you can purchase tickets at the box office. It’s Scout Month so have your scout go with you to the box office and you should get a discounted price.
- Aquarium website with movie times: http://www.tnaqua.org/calendar/month/category/imax-showtimes
- No set end time. Aquarium closes at 6 p.m.
About the Trip
We will visit the Tennessee Aquarium for a day trip on Saturday, February 25, 2017. Registration includes a ticket to the aquarium and a two-hour excursion on the River Gorge Explorer. The River Gorge Explorer requires advance reservations and each trip can accommodate 70 individuals. We have 210 total spaces available to us and final counts must be submitted to the Tennessee Aquarium by mid January. Registration ends January 13th and no late reservations will be accepted.
Cub Scouts and Children (3yrs-12yrs): $20
Adults (13yrs and older): $28.50
Toddlers (under 3yrs): $18
IMAX tickets are NOT included but may be purchased at the aquarium for half price with a scout in uniform.
About the Aquarium
Admission to the aquarium includes access to two buildings where you’ll trace the path of water from the mountains to the sea. Come face-to-face with the fascinating native animals that live in our backyards and the amazing creatures that thrive in some of the most remote locations on Earth.
Located on Chattanooga’s beautiful downtown riverfront, River Journey sets the stage for a fascinating adventure tracing the path of freshwater from the mountains to the sea. Did you know 25% of North America’s freshwater species live in our region? You’ll meet feisty otters, colorful trout, alligators, giant catfish, tons of turtles and more freshwater animals from this global biodiversity hotspot. Become immersed in saltwater habitats as you explore our second building, Ocean Journey. You’ll be surrounded by playful penguins, touchable stingrays, beautiful butterflies and a spectacular coral reef with big sharks and schools of fish.
Plan to enjoy at least two hours during your Aquarium visit, but feel free to take a break at any time. Your Aquarium admission is good for both buildings the date of purchase. Download the FREE Tennessee Aquarium app from the iTunes Store or Google Play to maximize your adventure. Use the app to plan your visit, check IMAX showtimes and to see the complete schedule of more than two dozen animal programs offered free with Aquarium admission each day.
River Gorge Explorer
Travel swiftly and smoothly downstream from the Chattanooga Pier into the scenic Tennessee River Gorge aboard this high-tech vessel. Each two-hour excursion is guided by an Aquarium naturalist who brings local history to life while helping you spot wildlife. Relax in the climate-controlled cabin and soak in the scenery from the observation deck. Learn more about the River Gorge Explorer.