Scout Days And College Days In February At The Tennessee Aquarium

Friday, January 20, 2017 - by Casey Phillips

During the month of February, the Tennessee Aquarium will offer special half-price admission to members of scouting organizations and college students, staff and faculty members. The discount applies to Aquarium tickets, 45-minute IMAX film screenings and cruises aboard the River Gorge Explorer, as well as combo ticket purchases.

College students may be enrolled in physical or online institutions from any state and must present a valid student ID or transcript to receive the discount.

College faculty and staff must present an employee ID or a pay stub.

Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts of America and all other scouting organizations can receive the half price discount by wearing their uniform, sash or a scouting activity shirt. Staff of Boy Scouts of America or Girl Scouts of America are also eligible for discounted admission with the presentation of a valid paystub.

The discount applies to the entire visiting party and is offered on all tickets purchased during the month of February, including repeat visits. Half price tickets are only available to be purchased onsite the day of your visit.

In addition to enjoying daily Extraordinary Experience encounters with wildlife and the other natural wonders on display in both Aquarium buildings, February is an ideal time to visit the interactive displays and colossal models of National Geographic’s Monster Fish traveling exhibit before its departure in April.

Through Feb. 16, IMAX guests will be able to choose between an eye-opening tour of the marvelous profusion of life beneath the waves in Secret Ocean 3D or an awe-inspiring trek across the wildest continent on Earth with Wild Africa 3D.

On Feb. 17Dream Big 3D will make its giant screen debut at the theater. This film offers thrilling views of the world’s greatest engineering marvels and showcases the mind-boggling ingenuity that pushes the limits of innovation and makes life easier for us all.

Daily screenings of Jerusalem 3D in the early evening, beginning Feb. 17, round out the film schedule. This film provides an impactful virtual tour of one of the world’s most historically, culturally and religiously significant cities, taking you to several locations unseen by most visitors.

On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month, guests can take advantage of the discount to save a spot aboard the River Gorge Explorer. Each cruise is a relaxing, educational trek through the scenic vistas of the Tennessee River Gorge, aka “Tennessee’s Grand Canyon.” Visit the River Gorge Explorer page on the Aquarium’s website to check cruise times. Cruise times are limited and advanced reservations are recommended.

College and Scout Day Discount Rates*:

·         Tennessee Aquarium: $15.00 (adults and college students) / $9.50 (ages 3-12)

·         IMAX*: $6.00 (adults) / $5.00 (ages 3-12)

·         River Gorge Explorer: $16.00 (adults) / $12.25 (ages 3-12)

·         Tennessee Aquarium/IMAX combo ticket: $19.00 (adults) / $13.50 (ages 3-12)

* Ticket purchases must be redeemed during the month of February. IMAX discounts not valid for feature-length films.

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