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"Tennessee Aquarium" - Chattanooga - Saturday June16th, 2012

Posted on June 16, 2012 with 0 comments

The Tennessee Aquarium is home to a richly diverse living collection of the world’s most fascinating animals. Inside the River Journey building,  visitors are delighted by feisty river otters, colorful frogs, amazing turtles and freshwater fish species such as beautiful trout, giant catfish and prehistoric-looking sturgeon. While exploring Ocean Journey, guests experience tropical and marine habitats. Hyacinth macaws call out from a lush rainforest as visitors come face to face with big, toothy sharks, beautiful butterflies, playful penguins, mesmerizing jellyfish and thousands of colorful reef fish. Aquarium educators also introduce guests to dozens of other species during hourly Animal Encounter programs. 

The Aquarium hosted an unplugged music event during the "Riverbend Music Festival" in which the Royal Southern Brotherhoods Tribute to the Wetlands played for about an hour. During the performance I had the opportunity to meet the Visitor Services Manager of the Aquarium who graciously offered to give me a behind the scenes tour of the Aquarium. It was a fascinating and educational experience to view the Aquarium from a backstage perspective. Special thanks to Eugene Dwyer for his hospitality in showing me the Aquarium and it's impact on the community and the care of the wildlife there.