Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga + Oceans book

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Disclosure: I am a Parragon VIP blogger and received this book free from the publisher. Post contains affiliate links; opinions shared are mine.

Our family enjoyed a fun camping trip to Chattanooga, TN over fall break.  The last time I’d been there was over 20 years ago, so I was excited to return with my kids.  In the next few days, I’ll share some of our adventures with you.  First, let’s take a look at the Tennessee Aquarium!   This amazing attraction is right in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. It is housed in 2 main buildings, flanked by an IMAX theater just a few feet away.  Tickets are purchased in yet another building.  I tried to find a discount or online coupon to no avail.  We went to the Oceans building first, then visited the Rivers building.  Our tickets enabled us to come and go all day as we pleased.  If you prefer to pack your lunches instead of buying a restaurant meal, it would be so easy to keep a cooler in your car and sit outside on one of the benches to enjoy your lunch.

We went to several shows during the day, including the penguins, otters, and divers.  The penguins were my absolute favorite. Such a hoot!  The diver in our show had a great personality and made several jokes during his presentation. These are the best kinds of educational opportunities, because kids don’t even realize they’re learning!

There were several interactive attractions for kids throughout both buildings.  My children loved touching the stingrays and other fish.  Though we purchased the IMAX tickets, it wasn’t as impressive. We probably should have skipped it.

The aquarium was a special outing for our family. We’ve been to the Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, too, and love to see the exhibits they set up.  The book Oceans from Parragon is a great way to enjoy the aquarium experience from home. This book is quite big and full of color images that will fascinate the entire family.  It’s perfect for the coffee table or anywhere else you want to set it out!

Each glossy page highlights spectacular images of beautiful ocean creatures.  The captions are often short enough for children to read.  Breathtaking photos of unusual animals, peculiar plants, and stunning scenes captivated my attention.  The ocean habitat will have your family spellbound!  This would be a terrific supplement to your classroom Oceans unit, or just to place on your classroom bookshelf.

One lucky reader will win a copy of Oceans!  The giveaway is open to US readers ages 18+. Void where prohibited by law. Good luck!

Thanks to Parragon for sending this book to us!

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  1. I love this book because it’s turtles all the way down.

  2. Julie Waldron says:

    I like Old MacDonald had a Farm Finger Puppet Book.

  3. LOL Richard Brandt!

  4. Cynthia R says:

    I also like the Sharks (Discovery Kids)

  5. I like Baby’s First Bible Stories

  6. Cynthia R says:

    The The Itsy Bitsy Spider Finger Puppet Book (Little Learners) would be cute!

  7. Jana Leah says:

    This oceans book is so pretty. I know my nephew will love it.

  8. Cynthia R says:

    I also really like the Dinosaurs (Discovery Kids) book for my niece and nephew.

  9. Cynthia R says:

    I really like the Extreme Wordsearch (Puzzle Books)

  10. Karen Propes says:

    I love this book, it shows about our oceans and my Granddaughter is so interested in that. This would be perfect for her.

  11. Krystal Dunlap says:

    This book is so cute! I think my twins would love it!

  12. Cynthia R says:

    They both love dinosaurs, I think they would like the Discovery Kids Dinosaurs Rumble Sound Book (Discovery 10 Button)

  13. My nephew is obsessed with sharks. I know he’ll love Sharks (Discovery Kids).

  14. This book sounds awesome! I love the ocean!

  15. I also really like Growl with the Animals! (Discovery Kids) (Discovery Kids 10 Button)

  16. kelly woods says:

    there is so many cute books.. thanks for sharing

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