Exploring the Regional River System
Tennessee Aquarium Exhibits
Immersive and interactive exhibit design for new fresh water aquarium in Tennessee
The Tennessee Aquarium is part of a mixed-use complex on the Tennessee River, master planned by Cambridge Seven Associates. With its simple, bold shapes, the aquarium provides a provocative focus for this new urban center. Glass pyramids at the top of the building reveal glimpses of wild habitats within. The aquarium's exhibit content features fresh water habitats with three major exhibits concentrating on the Tennessee/Mississippi River System; a mountain cove forest with a trout stream; a "lake" section of the river between dams near Chattanooga; and a cypress swamp of the Mississippi Delta. A fourth area displays animals and habitats of other rivers of the world. The aquarium features magnificent views of the Tennessee River, flowing by the building. The plaza and park area provide gathering space and an outdoor connection to the River.
Channel 3 in Tennessee interviews the 20 millionth visitor to the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga. This waterfront aquarium, designed by architecture and exhibit design firm Cambridge Seven Associates in 1992, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. “That’s 20 million people that …