CHATTANOOGA, TN – Oct. 2, 2019) – Several extraordinary animals will be featured in special, daily programs during this year’s ODDtober festivities each week of October at the Tennessee Aquarium.
ODDtober is the Aquarium’s annual celebration of the world’s most weirdly wonderful species.
In addition to learning more about the animals, guests can gain new insights into the Aquarium’s more exotic residents that aren’t on the normal exhibit path.
Here’s the schedule for this year’s special ODDtober programs:
• Now through Oct. 5: Creatures that Swim
o Amazing Axolotl (11 a.m.)
o ODD-topus (2 p.m.)
• Oct. 6-12: Creatures that Climb
o Slithery Snakes (11 a.m.)
o Mysterious Monitor Lizards (2 p.m.)
• Oct. 13-19: Creatures that Jump
o Tomato Frogs (11 a.m.)
o African Tigerfish (2 p.m.)
• Oct. 20-26: Creatures that Fly
o Owl Oddities (11 a.m.)
o Butterfly Release (2 p.m.)
• Oct. 27-31: Creatures that Glow
o Flashlight Fish (11 a.m.)
o Not-So-Scary Scorpions (2 p.m.)
The ODDtober daily programs are offered in addition to the usual free Daily Animal Programs, which feature special dive shows and staff-led presentations.
Guests visiting the Aquarium on Saturdays in October should keep an eye on the Tennessee River exhibit for special appearances by superheroes, princesses, space rangers and cartoon characters as costumed divers will demonstrate their underwater pumpkin carving skills and throw out a fist bump or two.
The ODDtober fun will cap off with Aquascarium, the Aquarium’s annual trick-or-treat-and-learn-and-dance spectacular 4-8 p.m. Oct. 25. Visitors to AquaScarium have access to both the River Journey and Ocean Journey buildings, where they can snag sweet treats at candy stations, show off their best moves during the underground Monster Mash dance party and meet zany characters including pirates, mermaids and even a mad scientist. Guests of all ages are welcome to AquaScarium, although younger guests must be accompanied by an adult. Aquarium members and their children can attend at a discounted rate of $8. Non-member tickets are $45 for adults and $32 for ages 3-12. Guests of members receive a discounted rate of $35 for adults and $25 for children.
For more information, visit www.tnaqua.org.
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