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For an animal whose importance to ocean life can’t be overstated, the shark has a tremendous public relations problem. Almost always portrayed as the lurking villains of the salty depths in pop culture, sharks really should be celebrated for the ... Read more

The Bowl

The entire world was watching a grainy TV signal on July 20, 1969 when Neil Armstrong became the first person to set foot on the moon, declaring, “That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind.” Audiences will once again experience ... Read more

News & Notes

On March 15, the Tennessee Aquarium will celebrate the opening of Island Life, a diverse new gallery that challenges how “islands” are defined while taking guests on a globe-trotting exploration of isolated ecosystems above and below the water. Read more

The Bowl

There are certain accomplishments that can only be described as “singular.” These rarest of achievements are so fundamentally incredible as to be, or at least seem, unrepeatable. Fortunately, the cameras were rolling on June 3, 2017 when Alex ... Read more

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As host to millions of guests, the Tennessee Aquarium and its many animal ambassadors have created millions of photo opportunities and forged millions of cherished memories over the years. With the imminent arrival of the holidays, the Aquarium ... Read more

Between The Bridges

For many Tennessee Aquarium guests, gazing into the Secret Reef exhibit is as close to SCUBA diving as they’ll ever experience. But beginning May 25, visitors will be able to delve even deeper when Oceans 3D: Our Blue Planet premieres at the ... Read more

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After slashing its way to the top of the box office heap, the year’s biggest blockbuster, Black Panther, arrives May 4 on the only screen in Chattanooga massive enough to accommodate action on such an epic scale. Read more

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Living in a society where the demands of digital interactions are constantly multiplying and becoming more insistent, it can be all too easy to lose touch with the natural world. With our eyes glued to our phones, many people fail to look up and ... Read more

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In a move sure to delight fans on both sides of The Force, the latest entry in the Star Wars film saga, The Last Jedi, will be making its triumphant debut on Chattanooga’s largest screen this Friday. Viewers will soak in the film’s Academy ... Read more

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With their five-foot wingspan, brilliant red crowns and sheer numbers, the winter migration of Sandhill Cranes to southern roosts is a wondrous sight to behold. But for birding enthusiasts, the arrival of these majestic waterfowl to the Tennessee ... Read more

Between The Bridges

At any time of year, a cruise aboard the River Gorge Explorer into the protected habitat of the Tennessee River Gorge offers a stunning perspective on its striking geography and abundant wildlife. Now, however, the view gets even more spectacular ... Read more

Between The Bridges

When Bill Godsey fell in love with SCUBA diving in 1956, the sport was still very much in its infancy. And as best friends tend to do, they’ve grown older together. Godsey became hooked on diving after dipping beneath the surface of a quarry in ... Read more

Between The Bridges

In the Amazon Rainforest, awe-inspiring natural marvels are as varied as they are numerous, and some of the most extraordinary of all hide in plain sight. Literally.  On May 26, the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater will debut Amazon Adventure 3D. Read more

Between The Bridges

Hold on to your hats because a storm’s a-brewin’ at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. From May 5 to May 7, special screenings of Hurricane 3D, a new IMAX adventure, will fill the theater’s massive six-story screen. Hurricanes are the most ... Read more

News & Notes

A new IMAX film challenges everyone to think differently about adjectives like “fastest,” “strongest,” and “tallest,” while inspiring a new generation to think about alternative career paths. Dream Big: Engineering Our World celebrates the human ... Read more

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Almost one year after installation of the new IMAX with Laser projection system, movie fans have been raving about the enhanced experience at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. “Sound was incredible. Picture was beyond regular digital ... Read more

News & Notes

The annual migration of hundreds of thousands of Sandhill Cranes from the Upper Midwest to Florida each winter is a sight the Audubon Society describes as “among the greatest wildlife spectacles on the continent.” Read more

Between The Bridges

Many families make seeing The Polar Express 3D part of their holiday traditions. This heart-warming adventure, based on the beloved children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg, takes audiences on an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole. Read more

News & Notes

For a quarter of a century, the Tennessee Aquarium has shown guests the vast network of animals and environments impacted by a single drop of water as it flows from the mountains to the sea. Audiences at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater ... Read more

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Some of the world’s most vibrant living communities are hidden from public view in the ocean depths. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) coral reefs support more than 4,000 species of fish and 800 known coral ... Read more

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