Spring Break Adventures: Chattanooga's Tennessee Aquarium

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It’s been a busy week of searching the state for unique Spring Break destinations, but to wrap it all up, Good Day Atlanta’s Paul Milliken and photojournalist Blaze Meier are crossing state lines, heading up to one of the Southeast’s top places to make a big splash.

Our final Spring Break Adventure is a stop at Tennessee Aquarium.  Located in Chattanooga, only about a two-hour drive up I-75 from Atlanta, Tennessee Aquarium first opened back in 1992 and now brings in more than 750,000 visitors per year to its two buildings, filled with animals from around the world but mainly focused on those native to the Southeast.  In honor of Spring Break, Tennessee Aquarium is offering a series of special programs for guests including Backyard Burrowers (happening each day through April 8th at 11 a.m.) and Backyard Scientist (through April 8th at 1 p.m. daily).  Backyard Burrowers brings guests face-to-face with a gopher tortoise, while Backyard Scientist gives young men and women the experience of learning about various scientific themes and animals each week.

Tennessee Aquarium is located at One Broad Street in Chattanooga, and is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.  Admission costs $29.95 for adults, $19.95 for children ages 3-12, and free for kids under three years old.