GCA Students (on Home School Day only) pay:
$5.00 IMAX (optional)
$11.00 Combination Aquarium and IMAX
GCA Parents (on Home School Day only) pay:
$7.75 IMAX (optional)
$30.50 Combination Aquarium and IMAX
GCA students and parents will receive a 10% discount at the Aquarium Gift Shops. Members of the Aquarium who are GCA students or parents can receive a 20% discount on this day only.
Tickets for a guided behind-the-scenes tour will be available for $5.00 on this special day and must be purchased at the ticket office when you purchase your tickets for the Aquarium or IMAX. (These discounts are only offered during our home school day.)
Families can call in ahead of time and order their tickets to avoid waiting in line. The number to call is (423) 265-0698. The tickets will be placed in an envelope that they can pick up at the Admissions “will call” window when they arrive on January 26th. To make sure those tickets are ready for them, they must call no later than January 23rd.
We’ll have a table set up for you in the main lobby of River Journey. For those of you interested in asking questions on GCA and wanting to meet staff we will be in the noted classroom at the site at 11:30 am and 12:30 pm.
Here are a couple links that provide more information that may be helpful to Academy families.
http://www.tnaqua.org/Education/TeacherTools.aspx (educational materials that the students can use to enrich their Aquarium experience)
http://www.tnaqua.org/RangerRicksBackyardSafari.aspx (listing of special programs/shows going on during the day)
Please go to the Tenn Aquarium website to find out the IMAX films for that day.
Notes from Tennessee Aquarium’s Staff:
When purchasing, you may only purchase for January 26th to receive the $24.50 rate. To do so, you must order/pay for the ticket(s) before January 23rd by calling (423) 265-0698. We will place the tickets in an envelope that they can pick up at the Admissions windows when they arrive on the date of the event
I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND purchasing in advance over the phone so the site may plan for our attendance and there is not a long line to purchase tickets which could hold up the outing for the children. Please remember the name you purchased and made the reservation under (I would recommend the parents name) so that we can get everyone in with ease. If you purchase in advance, it must be done by January 23rd
January 26th 10:00 am-until 1:00, families may stay until close, GCA staff will leave by 1 pm
You must arrive before 1 pm to be included meet our staff at check in, you are fine to arrive after if you need to, our staff will leave by 1 pm.
Adults must pay 24.50 per person to attend and 7.00 per child
You must check in with GCA staff prior to entry
Parking notes will be sent prior to the event, but there is parking surrounding the Aquarium area in hourly lots
There are restaurants near the Aquarium area, and there are also some picnic tables surrounding the Aquarium
You are to provide your own transportation
Permission slips will be required to participate
The discount is only available for this date and time no refunds.