Public Aquariums

Tennessee Aquarium

Tennessee Aquarium


One Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN map



Located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, the Tennessee Aquarium is easily accessible from I-24

From Atlanta: drive I-75 North to I-24 West, then follow directions below.
From Knoxville: drive I-75 South to I-24 West, then follow directions below
From Nashville: I-24 East, then follow directions below.
From Birmingham: follow I-59 to I-24 East, then follow directions below.
From Huntsville: follow Hwy 72 to I-24 East, then follow directions below.
v From I-24:
I-24 to downtown Chattanooga.
U.S. Highway 27 North
Take exit 1C right on 4th Street
Left on Broad Street (second stoplight)
Go two blocks and you’ll see the Aquarium.

There are several paid parking lots near the Aquarium and IMAX Theater and a free shuttle runs daily in downtown Chattanooga.

A bus turn-around is available for loading and unloading where Broad Street ends directly in front of the Aquarium. Off-site extended parking is located within a few blocks of the Aquarium. Approximately 20 buses can park and unload on Power Alley, directly behind the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. Additional Motorcoach parking is available adjacent to IMAX on Aquarium Way between Power Alley and Chestnut Street. Overflow parking is located one block North of the IMAX Theater near the Tennessee River on Riverfront Parkway. This parking lot is located West of Power Alley and under the Olgiati Bridge.


With over 10,000 animals at the Tennessee Aquarium, your time will be well spent. Enjoy river otters, turtles, alligators, giant catfish and thousands of freshwater wonders. If you prefer ocean life, you will be delighted with penguins, sharks and many more. Plan at least two hours for your visit.


Adult $29.95
Child (3-12) $18.95
Under 3 Free


Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas day from 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, Buildings close at 7:30 pm

Plan Your Trip:

Be sure to check out these hotel partners that offer great deals for aquarium visitors: Chattangooga Choo Choo, The Chattanoogan Hotel, Chattanooga Marriott Downtown, DoubleTree, Embassy Suites Hamilton Place and Springhill Suites by Marriott.