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Tennessee Aquarium offers discounts
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Aquarium officials are calling all scouts, college students and staff members, for discount admission to the Tennessee Aquarium and the IMAX 3D Theater in February.

During the month of February, college students, faculty and staff as well as members of scouting organizations will receive a 50 percent discount on admission to the Tennessee Aquarium and to screenings at the IMAX 3D Theater. The discounts apply to Aquarium tickets and 45-minute IMAX film screenings as well as to combo ticket purchases. 

To receive the Scout and College Days discount, scouts must wear their uniform or sash. Students must present a valid student ID or online transcript to show enrollment at a physical or online institution. College staff and faculty can present a pay stub to enjoy reduced admission. In all cases, the discount applies to everyone in the paying party. 

Visitors can take advantage of the discount for all trips to the Aquarium and eligible films between Feb. 1 - 28, including repeat visits and screenings. 

All through the year, the colorful residents of the Aquarium are a joy to watch, but this discount offers the ideal opportunity to tour the galleries and press pause on the winter doldrums. Visitors can forget all about dour, gray skies and frigid winds as they watch the flitting of jewel-like darters, the stately gliding of sand tiger and sandbar sharks, and the playful bounds of ring-tailed and red-ruffed lemurs.  

Across the street, the IMAX 3D Theater is hosting a pair of giant-screen films brimming over with unforgettable footage and charming stories. BBC Earth’s “Oceans 3D: Our Beautiful Planet” captures incredible moments of life in the planet’s largest, least explored ecosystem, from the coastal shallows to the abyssal depths. “Pandas 3D” introduces audiences to an adorable bunch of captive-born giant panda cubs and the human caretakers preparing them to take their first furry steps back into the wild. 

Information about and a schedule of the Aquarium’s Daily Animal Programs is available at tnaqua.org/animals-exhibits/extraordinary-experiences. To view the IMAX screening schedule and purchase tickets, visit tnaqua.org/imax.

College and Scout Day Discount Rates*: 

• Tennessee Aquarium: $17.50 (adults and college students) / $11 (ages 3-12)

• IMAX*: $6 (adults) / $5 (ages 3-12)

• Tennessee Aquarium/IMAX combo ticket: $21.50 (adults) / $15 (ages 3-12)


The mission of the Tennessee Aquarium is to connect people with nature and inspire them to make informed decisions about water and wildlife. Admission is $34.95 per adult and $21.95 per child, ages 3-12. Each ticket purchased helps support Aquarium conservation programs. The IMAX 3D Theater is next door to the Aquarium. Ticket prices are $11.95 per adult and $9.95 per child. Aquarium/IMAX combo tickets are $42.95 for adults and $29.95 for children. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or by phone at 1-800-262-0695.