The Tennessee Aquarium is a non-profit corporation dedicated to connect people with nature and empower them to make informed decisions about water and wildlife.
We are a non-profit freshwater aquarium dedicated to freshwater ecosystems, the Tennessee Aquarium focuses primarily on the Tennessee River and related systems. Since opening its doors in 1992, the Tennessee Aquarium has played a crucial role in Chattanooga’s economic development efforts and has become a nationally acclaimed attraction. Within our two buildings, 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.