Everyone at the Tennessee Aquarium is getting ready for the kickoff weekend of our "Tropical Holiday Adventure" which runs November 20th through January 3rd. Every day we have special programs to help you relax and enjoy a break during a season that can be a bit hectic.
“Ho, Ho, H20” daily schedule - Nov. 20, 2009 - Jan. 3, 2010(The Aquarium is closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.)
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Animal Encounters every hour in both Aquarium buildings. Locations and animals vary throughout the day.
10:15 a.m. – Help keepers surface feed stingrays & bamboo sharks – Ocean Journey – Tropical Cove, Shark Island, Level 4
10:30 a.m. – Delight in the first flight of butterflies when they are released into a lush tropical garden – Ocean Journey – Butterfly Garden, Level 4
11 a.m. – Talk to tropical “Santa” divers as they take you on a shark-filled journey through spectacular coral formations – Ocean Journey -- Secret Reef, Level 2
11:15a.m. - You otter chill out with the river otters during “enrichment” time. See what happens when treats, ice and toys mix with two playful otters – River Journey – Cove Forest, Level 4
11:30 a.m. - Talk to tropical “Santa” divers as they take you on a shark-filled journey through spectacular coral formations – Ocean Journey -- Secret Reef, Level 2
1 p.m. -- Get a gander at one of the real “Parrot Heads,” the highly social hyacinth macaw, during this program that explores the bold behaviors and adaptations of the largest member of the parrot family – Ocean Journey – Tropical Cove, Level 4
2 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. -- Talk to tropical “Santa” divers as they take you on a shark-filled journey through spectacular coral formations – Ocean Journey -- Secret Reef, Level 2
3:30 p.m. -- Join the seahorses for their version of “Slurpin’ a Cheeseburger in Paradise” and discover what these steeds of the deep really eat – River Journey, Level A
4 p.m. – Surround yourself with butterflies and meet their perfect complement, crested wood partridges living under the trees - Ocean Journey – Butterfly Garden, Level 4
Recently the newest star of our animal encounter program, the green aracari, made his public debut. This tiny member of the toucan family has a big personality and was a big hit with the first group of visitors who met him. Take a look:
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