As you can see from the pictures above, this weekend getaway was a present from a secret friend. I am part of a gift exchange program via Reddit and someone just happens to get my name and was also from TN. This was a extremely enjoyable gift and it gave us a much needed break from all the stress we are going though right now. So, we awoke on Saturday morning and jumped into the car and headed down to Chattanooga, TN for the day.
They have added on to the Aquarium since we last had been there 6 or so years ago. They now have another building full of saltwater fish and animals plus they still have the fresh water river building close by. It was a packed Saturday and there were several children running around like they had no sense about them but thankfully the children grow tired of the fish by the time we got to the second building and many were sleeping. It was loud, a bit smelly, and packed but it was to be expected on a scorching weekend day.
After the tour of the two building we grabbed a snack at Bluewater Grill and waited for our IMAX 3D movie to start at 7:00 pm. As my Reddit friend suggested, we choose to see Flight of the Butterflies. Wow, this is a must see film. We really enjoyed it and all the children in the theater were amazed by it and keep quiet the whole time, about an hour. We had a coupon for a free chips and cheese at Big River Brewery co. so we headed there for a great dinner. We didn’t arrive home until close to midnight but it was worth it. Felt good to get away.
If you are ever in the Chattanooga area I would check out the Tennessee Aquarium and for $6 more add on the IMAX. We had a great time and I think you will too.