A Captivating Adventure
The top floor of the Tennessee Aquarium’s Ocean Journey building has been transformed into a magical island rainforest experience. Guests will fall in love with the furry faces that will greet them in the new Lemur Forest exhibit. Red ruffed and Ring-tailed Lemurs take advantage of the towering heights beneath the Aquarium’s glass peaks to climb up, down and around in the lush rainforest setting. At times, visitors will be surprised as the lemurs pass directly overhead when they travel to a small island to sunbathe.
Found only on the island of Madagascar, these captivating creatures are one of the most endangered groups of animals on the planet. Lemur Forest provides guests an opportunity to better understand their story of survival and what’s being done to save them from extinction.
In addition to Lemur Forest, the popular Stingray Bay touch tank has been renovated to enhance the guest experience. The shoreline has been reduced in width to provide everyone, especially kids, a chance to get even closer to the sea creatures gently swimming in the warm waters.
Finally, there’s a dramatic new wall of tropical plants to enjoy. Orchids and Nepenthes (pitcher plants) seem to spill color from the ceiling to the floor as water gently cascades into a small, plant-filled pool.
These dramatic changes, smaller updates in the River Journey building and daily Extraordinary Experiences animal programs give everyone plenty of reasons to visit and help celebrate the Tennessee Aquarium’s 25th Anniversary.
The Tennessee Aquarium, located on the banks of the Tennessee River in Chattanooga, is a non-profit organization. Open every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Aquarium and IMAX are accessible to people with disabilities. Advance tickets may be purchased online at www.tnaqua.org or by phone at 1-800-262-0695.