Tennessee Aquarium River Discovery Hall
The Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga features many great exhibits including River Giants and the Tennessee River Gallery. There is also the Rivers of the World gallery which includes the Amazon River, Congo River and other rivers in Africa. For those who don't mind getting wet there are many hands-on exhibits to experience.
Along with all the great exhibits the Tennessee Aquarium has also built a 14,000 square foot facility for the advancement of conservation science. The conservation institute is not only a research facility, but an educational lab for students, conservation professionals and Aquarium members. The facility houses artificial streams to study the effects of humans on the environment as well as temperature changes on stream ecology. If you live in the Chattanooga, TN area make sure to visit the Tennessee Aquarium not only for what they have to offer but to support them in their efforts to protect the environment. For more information visit their website at www.tnaqua.org/.