You Can Pet A Shark During Shark Week At The Tennessee Aquarium

Down on the banks of the Tennessee River in the heart of Chattanooga is one of Tennessee’s most iconic and cherished landmarks: the Tennessee Aquarium. Widely lauded as one of the largest and best aquariums in the world, the Tennessee Aquarium is an institution dedicated to educating the public about marine wildlife and its preservation. And while this mission is fully on display throughout the year, it’s especially fun during Shark Week when the aquarium throws Shark Fest, its once-a-year event dedicated to the sea’s most feared predator.

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Visit the Tennessee Aquarium’s site to learn all about this special place. Be sure to keep an eye on their Events page to find out when the next Shark Week event will take place.