Thursday, December 13, 2012

Happy 92nd Birthday Everett Kerr!

 The Tennessee Aquarium is thankful to have so many wonderful volunteers and supporters.

Today we give a special tip of the hat to Everett Kerr on his 92nd birthday. Everett is truly an inspiration. He stays active by serving the community he loves in so many ways in addition to volunteering at the Aquarium.
Being around Everett simply makes you smile because he is always so cheerful. He may not realize it, but he's a role model to several people here at the Aquarium who are half his age and hope to be as active and involved as he is - if we're fortunate enough to reach 92 years of age.

So, thanks Everett! May you have many more truly happy birthdays.


Friday, December 7, 2012

Great Weekend to Visit Chattanooga

There's plenty of seasonal fun in Chattanooga this weekend. The Tennessee Aquarium's "Holidays Under the Peaks" features special animal programs delving into family units in the wild. You can meet toucans in Ranger Rick's Backyard Safari and discover how these colorful birds care for their offspring. Or, see baby seahorses up close while learning why seahorse dads are among the most amazing creatures of the deep. These are just two of the many daily programs offered through January 6th.
SCUBA Claus will be making weekend appearances underwater for the next three weekends. See him with giant paddlefish, diving ducks and turtles in the Lake Nickajack, or "St. Nick-ajack" exhibit at 11 am on Saturdays. Look for him in the new River Giants exhibit at 2pm on Sundays. He will drift among giant freshwater stingrays, an arapaima large enough to pull his sleigh and "Rudolph the redtailed catfish."

Seeing the Polar Express 3D on the giant, six-story screen at the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX 3D Theater has become a holiday tradition for many families. This timeless story is even more memorable when it's a shared experience with loved ones.

Plan a holi-DAY in downtown Chattanooga tomorrow, Saturday December 8th.Start at the Aquarium, take in Polar Express 3D at IMAX then get ready for the Holiday Starlight Parade at 6PM. Lighted boats will ply the waters behind the Aquarium at 7PM. Some of Santa's elves will be handing out candy before the fireworks begins at 8PM.
(Lighted boat parade photo courtesy Chattanooga Area CVB)