Tennessee Aquarium Celebrates 28th Anniversary Friday With 15 Minutes Of Tranquility

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - by Thom Benson

The Tennessee Aquarium opened on May 1, 1992 and has been one of the world’s top-rated aquariums ever since. Tens of millions of guests have made lifelong memories while relaxing in the soothing atmosphere of this Chattanooga institution.

The Aquarium remains closed to visitors, but hopes the public will celebrate its 28th anniversary and decompress a bit while enjoying 15 minutes of tranquility, courtesy of a few of the thousands of animals in its living collection.

The Aquarium has not set a date for reopening, but the public may stay connected to its experts and animals through live web cameras, Facebook Live events, and science-based learning at home.

A nonprofit, the Aquarium has been dealt a significant financial blow since the coronavirus temporary closure began on March 13. To offset the ongoing operational costs it continues to incur caring for the animals, donations are being accepted to the Tennessee Aquarium’s Emergency Operations Fund.

The Tennessee Aquarium team looks forward to welcoming everyone back when the time is right. And, looks forward to getting back on track. The 2019 Annual Report illustrates how it celebrated a number of achievements and wrapped up another decade of economic impact, conservation leadership, and inspirational educational opportunities.


 


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