In The Know with Gino: Tennessee Aquarium’s College Days Discount Starts September 10th!

The Tennessee Aquarium In Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Picture Courtesy of the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 

Chattanooga, TN – Calling all college students and faculty! Get ready to embark on an aquatic adventure like no other as the Tennessee Aquarium opens its doors to the academic community during its bi-annual College Days celebration. From September 10th to September 29th, scholars from near and far can enjoy a 50% discount on admission to this world-class aquatic wonderland.

Nestled in the Scenic City, the Tennessee Aquarium is a haven for marine enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Whether you’re fascinated by toothy sharks, armored crabs, sleek otters, leaping lemurs, or the charming antics of waddling penguins, the Aquarium promises an unforgettable experience for all. And now, with the College Days discount, the adventure comes at half the cost.

This exclusive offer extends not only to the 120,000 square feet of animal-filled galleries in the Aquarium’s River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings but also to tickets for captivating 45-minute film screenings at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater. What’s even better? The savings apply to every person in the eligible individual’s party, making it an affordable outing for everyone.

During College Days, adult admission to the Aquarium will be  $20 (regularly $39.95), and for ages 5-17, it’s just $15 (regularly $29.95). Even IMAX 3D tickets are a steal at $5 for all ages. If that’s not enough, eligible guests can also enjoy a 15% discount on a Dual Membership or Family Membership, saving on unlimited year-round visits.

Visitors during College Days will be treated to a host of exciting additions, including the introduction of new species to beloved exhibits. Explore the aquatic wonders of Spotted Eagle Rays, Lionfish, Porcupinefish, Mantella frogs, and the graceful Fire Eel. Keep an eye out for the newest addition to River Otter Falls, Sunshine, a plucky two-year-old female North American River Otter.

Earlier this year, the River Journey building unveiled the Ridges to Rivers gallery, showcasing the Southeast’s incredible aquatic diversity. Get up close and personal with native fish like azure Alabama Shiners and Tangerine Darters. Dive into a world of species diversity, brave an indoor thunderstorm, and touch the armor-skinned Lake Sturgeon, all without needing a wetsuit or snorkel.

Across the street at the IMAX 3D Theater, College Days guests can choose between two mesmerizing films:

  1. Ancient Caves 3D: Venture into the rarely seen majesty beneath the Earth’s surface as this stunning giant-screen film explores wet and dry cave systems worldwide, featuring breathtaking moments of awe and tension.
  2. Secrets of the Sea 3D: Dive deep into the ocean alongside a multi-generational team of legendary underwater filmmakers. Witness astonishing inter-species cooperation, revealing a gentler side to the ocean and challenging its reputation as a wilderness where “big fish eat little fish.”

To unlock these incredible discounts, guests must present a valid student ID, transcript, or employee pay stub. Discounts are exclusively available for tickets purchased at the Aquarium’s on-site ticket center or IMAX 3D Theater box office. Please note that the discount is not applicable on Saturdays but can be used for future visits within the College Days period.

Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to explore the wonders of the Tennessee Aquarium at a fraction of the cost. For more details and information about College Days, visit

To check showtimes and learn more about the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater, visit Dive in and make the most of College Days at the Tennessee Aquarium!

SOURCE: Chattanooga Pulse