Costumed SCUBA Divers Help Launch ODDtober At The Tennessee Aquarium

Underwater Pumpkin Carving Contest Begins

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

The Tennessee Aquarium’s annual underwater pumpkin carving competition will begin weekly exhibitions throughout ODDtober. Two costumed divers will enter the depths of the Aquarium’s “Nickajack-O-Lantern” Lake exhibit and carve pumpkins while huge paddlefish and other freshwater fish lurk in the waters nearby.

After the competition is complete, the public can vote for a winner when photos of both pumpkins are posted to the Aquarium’s Facebook page. 

This event will lead off ODDtober, an entire month focused on the weird and wonderful side of nature. Guests will explore the kooky behaviors and adaptations of creatures from around the world through special programs, keeper talks and dive shows. 

This year, Aquarium guests can enjoy underwater pumpkin each Saturday at 11 a.m.  Ti will be held Oct. 7 and 21 in the Nickajack Lake exhibit and Oct. 14 and 28 in the River Giants exhibit. 

 



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