Discounts for the Chattanooga Aquarium

Although both the city and the state are a bit harder to spell than most, people still have plenty of success looking for Chattanooga Aquarium coupons online. Anybody “in the know” understands that discounts for aquariums are no stranger to most facilities, and it usually takes just a few minutes of digging to find a way to save a few bucks when buying your tickets at the counter. Take a peek below at the best offers we were able to find, and don’t be shy to contribute your own in the comments!

2012 Discounts

Buy a Combo
The IMAX, River Gorge Explorer Cruise, and Creative Discovery Museum for Kids tickets can be purchased at a reduced rate if you buy them in combination with aquarium tickets. IMAX can be added for $6 per person (a savings of $2.50 to $3.95).

River Gorge Explorer boat tickets can be added for $24 per adult (a $5 savings) and $18 for kids (a $3.50 savings). Tickets to the Creative Discovery Museum for Kids (2 blocks away) can be added for $10 per person (a $2 savings per ticket).

Military Discount
Active and retired military personnel will receive a discount (10% off) on general admission when you show your ID at the aquarium ticket window.

Chattanooga Hotel Packages
Visit this web page  to view package deals with area hotels. Offers include different combinations of Aquarium tickets, IMAX tickets, breakfast buffet passes, Model Railroad Museum tickets, meal vouchers, and other perks.

College Days
The aquarium occasionally offers “College Days” for students. On these designated days college students can pay ½ price for general admission.

Current Coupons

Chattanooga Aquarium: Coupons & More OnlineRiver Gorge Explorer Coupon- $2 off
Visit the Chattanooga traveler’s bureau for a coupon for $2 off admission to the aquarium’s riverboat tour.

IMAX 3D Theater Coupon- $2 off
The Chattanooga traveler’s bureau also offers a $2 off coupon for the Tennessee Aquarium’s IMAX show.

Tennessee Aquarium Gift Shop- $5 off a $20 purchase
Print this coupon for $5 off your purchase of $20 or more in the aquarium’s gift shop or the IMAX gift shop.

Special Group Rates

Groups of 10 or more guests visiting the aquarium are eligible for a discount on aquarium tickets, IMAX, and River Gorge Explorer. Reservations must be made in advance by calling 800.262.0695. See discounted group prices below:

Chattanooga Aquarium Admission Prices (groups)

Benefits of Membership

Supporters of the TN AquariumA membership pays for itself in about 2 visits. With it, guests can visit the Tennessee Aquarium an unlimited number of times for one full year. Additionally, you will get to use the Member’s Entrance and skip the lines. You’ll be able to save money on discounted IMAX and River Gorge Explorer tickets.

Your family will receive 10% off all gift shop purchases and special prices on all food purchases. Aside from these great savings at the aquarium itself, membership offers you ways to save with attractions that have reciprocal agreements with the aquarium. These great area activities offer discounts to members: Zoo Atlanta, Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, Knoxville Zoo, and Dollywood.

Membership Categories:

  • Individual Plus = $85 (admission for two specified people or one specified person and a guest)
  • Family = $115 (admission for two specified adults and your children or grandchildren under the age of 18)
  • Family & Guest = $155 (admission for two specified adults and your children or grandchildren under the age of 18, plus one guest each visit)

Facility Location & Hours

Map & Driving Directions

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One Broad St.
Chattanooga, TN 37402



  • Aquarium and IMAX Theater Open everyday except Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Ticket Office opens at 9:30 am
  • First admittance at 10 am; Last admittance at 6 pm
  • Gift Shop closes at 6:30 pm
  • See the River Gorge Cruise Tour Schedule for cruise times (cruises last 2-3 hours)

General Admission Prices

Finding Tennessee Aquarium DiscountsAdult: $24.95
Child (3-12): $14.95
Infant/ Toddler: FREE

IMAX 3D Theater Ticket Prices:
Adult: $9.95
Child (3-12): $8.50
Infant/ Toddler: FREE

River Gorge Explorer Tickets:
Adult: $29
Child (3-12): $21.50
Infant/ Toddler: $18

*pro-tip: save money on parking by grabbing the FREE shuttle that runs through Downtown Chattanooga.

  1. How can me 52 year old mother & daughter 11 year old get tickets with coupons to come over & visit the Chattanooga aquarium this Saturday 10-26-2013 with the The Theater and boats ride also included being our first time coming to the aquarium! I want to make it special for my daughter! For her to enjoy a great time at the Chattanooga aquarium! Please respond back I’ll will wait for any email from y’all! Thank you sincerely, Mary Linda Munday

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