CHATTANOOGA, TENN. — Aside from getting an up close, behind-the-scenes look at some of the Aquarium’s most interesting creatures, they will also meet SCUBA divers, help feed some aquarium animals and even chat with the Aquarium’s veterinarian during special presentations each Wednesday. Keeper Kids is a great opportunity to learn more about how Aquarium staff cares for more than 10,000 animals such as penguins, lizards, giant catfish and one chubby woodchuck.
Keeper Kids Schedule March 17 - April 20, 2014
10:30 a.m. Butterflies, Birds and Blooms
10:45 a.m. Sharks & SCUBA divers
10:45 a.m. Turtle Treats & Songbird Eats
11:15 a.m. Behind the Scenes Penguin Peek
11:30 a.m. Jelly Babies & Other New Arrivals
11:45 a.m. Seahorse Babies & Mysterious Mysis
12 noon Mystery Creature Feature
1:15 p.m. Behind the Scenes Penguin Peek
1:30 p.m. Rivers of the World Feeding Frenzy
1:30 p.m. Meet the Aquarium’s Dr. Dolittle (Wed. only)
1:45 p.m. Surf and Turf
2 p.m. Turtles & Toads, OH MY!
2:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes Penguin Peek
3 p.m. Secret Reef Feeding Frenzy
3 p.m. Turtle Treats & Songbird Eats
3:30 p.m. Shark Babies & Very Big Fish
4 p.m. Butterflies, Birds and Blooms
Meanwhile on the Tennessee River, the Williams Island Family Adventure Cruise will take passengers to "the Gateway to the Gorge." During each 90-minute adventure, the young and young at heart will discover Native American and Civil War history, and gain insights into the wildlife that call this wooded island home. Time will be spent on each trip observing an osprey nest and heron rookery. Your naturalist guide helps locate other animals and leads an on-board scavenger hunt. These cruises will depart daily March 22 to April 17 from the Chattanooga Pier. Special Spring Break pricing will be offered for these cruises: $20/per person (age 3 and up), $18/per person under age 3.