Friday, October 23, 2015

Tennessee State Aquarium

Listening to a "real man" talk about breeding
Fish kisses

We spent our first night away from Kian a few weeks back and took a little trip to Chattanooga.  Our original plan was to hike the whole day but we happened to be going while the effects of hurricane Joaquin were strong and it rained all day. So we quickly changed our plan and visited the aquarium.  I love a good aquarium.

This aquarium is split up into two part.  The first part is freshwater and is very well designed and huge! We spent a good hour walking through this part and we truly enjoyed it.  The second part is the "salt water" section and it really felt more like a "this was donated and we didn't know what to do with it" section.  You start by visiting some penguins (always fun), then you see some giant parrots right next to a touch area full of rays and sharks.  After the rays and sharks you make the logical transition to, a butterfly exhibit. Then you go down do a giant tank with many fish, a shark and a sea turtle.  This is the main salt water part as there are little exhibits of an octopus, several types of jellyfish and some crabs surrounding the big tank.  Then you leave! It is a good salt water aquarium for being no where near salt water but if you have been to other aquariums I wouldn't expect much from it.  The focus is on the freshwater building and it is awesome.

1 comment:

  1. Oh wow! You took some awesome photos!! Looks like a stellar place to go!