17691
Tennessee

Underwater and Outer Space: Chattanooga With Your Grandchild

Learn all about Chattanooga and beyond as you and your grandchild ride a historic train, experience a space simulator, visit an underground waterfall and spend a night at an aquarium!
Rating (5)
Program No. 17691RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,649 / ADULT
999 / CHILD

At a Glance

This adventure with your grandchild will launch you far beyond the borders of Chattanooga and into your imaginations as you play and learn together. Become an astronaut for a day at the Challengers Space Center as you fly a simulated space mission. Imagine you’re a conductor or an escaping outlaw as you climb aboard an old-school train for a ride on the rails. And transform yourself into a fish or favorite marine animal as you sleep among your finned friends during an aquarium sleepover! After a week of science, history and a little make believe, you’ll head home with unforgettable memories under your belt!
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles a day over uneven terrain and including stairs.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Ride the rails across Chickamauga Creek, and sleep among the sharks at the Tennessee Aquarium.
  • At the Challenger Space Center, get “launched” into space and conduct research in a real Space Lab.
  • Hear tales of notorious outlaws, Civil War Soldiers and Native American warriors and discover an underground waterfall at Lookout Mountain.

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 9-12.
Featured Expert
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Justin Strickland
Justin Strickland has been fascinated by trains his entire life. His first "railroad" job was with the Blue Ridge Scenic Railway at the age of 15, where he eventually became a conductor. Justin has also worked with the Southeastern Railway Museum, Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, and the Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum. He authored the only book dedicated to the Terminal Station in Chattanooga and has been interviewed for the railroad documentary "Tracing the Tracks."

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Maury Nicely
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Matt Downer
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Carol Burton
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Justin Strickland
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