The Tennessee Aquarium will kick off the month of ODDtober with the annual underwater pumpkin carving demonstration. Two costumed divers will enter the depths of the Aquarium’s “Nickajack-a-Lantern” Lake exhibit and carve pumpkins while huge Alligator Gar, Paddlefish, and monstrous bass swim by.
This popular event will be streamed live on the Aquarium’s Facebook page. After the competition is complete, the public can vote for a winner when photos of both pumpkins are posted to Facebook.
This event will lead off ODDtober, an entire month focused on the weird and wonderful side of nature. Guests will explore the wonderfully weird behaviors and adaptations of creatures from around the world through special weekly programs, keeper talks and dive shows.
The event will be Friday at 9 a.m. in the Tennessee Aquarium River Journey building (Nickajack Lake exhibit).