Tennessee Aquarium


Thu December 4, 2014

Polar Biologist Discusses Effects of Climate Change on Polar Regions

Dr. Jim McClintock has spent so much time studying life in Antarctica that they named McClintock Point in his honor. 

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Tue September 9, 2014

The Cast Iron Cook-Off Returns to the Chattanooga Market September 14th

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The Cast Iron Cook Off is Sunday, September 14th at the Chattanooga Market located in the First Tennessee Pavilion. 

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Thu August 7, 2014

Serve and Protect: Sustainable Seafood with the Tennessee Aquarium

Serve and Protect is the annual outreach event that hopes to educate people about sustainable food production practices as well as raise funds to support the Tennessee Aquarium. 

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Wed July 30, 2014

Shark Fest Celebrates Ocean Predator at the Tennessee Aquarium

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The Tennessee Aquarium is celebrating sharks on Friday August 1, 2014 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM. 

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Fri May 2, 2014

River Otter Falls Opens at Tennessee Aquarium

River Otter Falls at the Tennessee Aquarium.
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The Tennessee Aquarium expanded the River Otter exhibit to provide a more realistic environment for the otters and a better experience for aquarium guests. 

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Tue March 11, 2014

Journey to the South Pacific 3D Takes You to the Coral Triangle

Jawai and the Whale Shark from Journey To The South Pacific currently showing at the Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX Theater.
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The new 3D movie at the Tennessee Aquarium's IMAX Theater takes you to one of the most bio-diverse areas of the ocean with a tour of the Coral Triangle. 

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Wed January 15, 2014
Arts & Culture

Whackos at the Tennessee Aquarium

Startled Salacious Pouncer by Stephen Rolfe Powell, part of the Whacko Collection.
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The whimsical glass art of Stephen Rolfe Powell is on display at the Tennessee Aquarium through a collection of glass sculptures known as Whackos

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Wed December 18, 2013

TN Aquarium's Twist on 12 Days of Christmas: 'Yuletide Fishtivities' Starts 12/26

The Tennessee Aquarium's Yuletide Fishtivities begin after the Christmas holiday and last until January 6th.  WUTC's Mark Colbert reports.

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Wed September 18, 2013

Events Planned Starting 9/21 For Tennessee River Rescue's 25th Anniversary

Boaters help gather trash at the Tennessee River Rescue.
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To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Tennessee River Rescue organizers will host an art contest, throw a party, and expect more volunteers than ever to help clean up the Tennessee River and its watershed. 

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Mon September 16, 2013

Tennessee Aquarium Hosts 'Decapod Duel'

Chef Virginia Willis
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Serve and Protect is the sustainable seafood program at the Tennessee Aquarium, encouraging people to eat seafood that has been harvested sustainably. As part of Serve and Protect, celebrity chef Virginia Willis will participate in the "Decapod Duel," a cook-off involving shrimp and crayfish on Thursday, September 19th.

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Thu June 27, 2013
Giant Fish

Zeb Hogan from Nat Geo WILD's Monster Fish at the Tennessee Aquarium

Some of the world's rivers provide a natural habitat for extremely large fish.  These animals are the stars in the  Nat Geo WILD program Monster Fish.  In June 2012 Zeb Hogan visited Chattanooga in search of giant catfish in the Tennessee River.  The season opener for Monster Fish will air on Nat Geo WILD Friday July 5, 2013 at 10:00 PM and includes the Chattanooga visit.

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Tue May 21, 2013
Predator Or Prey?

'Great White Shark 3D' Coming to Tennessee Aquarium IMAX

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The Great White Shark may be one of the most misunderstood animals of all time. 

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Tue March 12, 2013
Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute

Wows and Hows: The Science Behind Aquatic Conservation

Dr. Anna George with the TNACI Lake Sturgeon Release in the Tennessee River
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The Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute (TNACI) collaborates with scientists to monitor and engage in conservation efforts for the watershed and rivers in the region. 

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Tue February 12, 2013

Uncensored at the Tennessee Aquarium

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If you ever wanted to learn more about the "facts of life" for animals at the Tennessee Aquarium the Uncensored:Tennessee Aquarium After Hours event on February 14th will provide an adult education. 

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Wed February 6, 2013
Married by Captain

Wedding on the Water

The Tennessee River may not be where you would expect to be married on a boat but the captains on the Tennessee Aquarium's River Gorge Explorer are fully licensed to perform weddings. 

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