Our Day At The Tennessee Aquarium
The Tennessee Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Chattanooga, the fourth-largest state in Tennessee, United States. It was first opened in 1992 on the banks of the Tennessee River and in 2005, a major expansion project was done. The Aquarium is home to over 1200 animals and 800 different species. It is easily considered one of the country’s top public aquariums with over 2 million people having visited it over the years.
The facility is divided into two structures, the River Journey building, and the Ocean Journey expansion. The two have different exhibits and any visitors will benefit from touring both facilities to see all the variety available.
This was the largest fresh water aquarium in the world when it first opened. It’s theme followed the Story of the River, from when a single raindrop falls from the high Appalachian Mountains down to the Gulf of Mexico. A large part of this aquarium follows this theme with the rest devoted to showcasing smaller aquatic exhibits of organisms from around the world.
Major exhibits in the River Journey include:
This is the bigger facility of the two, measuring in at 60000 square feet and with a height equivalent to a ten-story building. It follows the River journey into the Gulf of Mexico. This facility is home to a beautiful butterfly garden, small sharks and rays and hyacinth macaws.
Major exhibits in this journey include:
Apart from the exhibits, you will find that the aquarium hosts several other fun activities. An IMAX 3D theatre is located within the complex and a 65-foot catamaran tour boat.
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