spring break activities in chattanoogaYou don’t have to travel the seven seas or spend a fortune to have a great spring break. The Scenic City offers a variety of fun activities in the comfort of your back yard. From an inventor to a train conductor, you can be anything you want to be on spring break.

Here are just a few of the fun spring break activities in Chattanooga.

Riverboat Pirate on the Southern Belle Riverboat Are you ready to be a pirate for a day as you explore the Tennessee River and maybe even walk the plank! Learn about transportation and wildlife as you cruise around Lookout Mountain, under the bridges and along the riverfront. You will also see where the Cherokee Indians lived, where the Trail of Tears started and how the Tennessee River was used during the Civil War.

All aboard matties! You won’t want to miss this adventure on the river. http://chattanoogariverboat.com/

Train Conductor at the Tennessee Valley Railroad Ride the rails and serve as conductor for the day! Board a vintage train for a ride through the Missionary Ridge Tunnel and experience the original rail lines into town. While on your ride you will witness the turntable and wye methods for turning trains.

Grab your hat and yell “choo- choo”. http://www.tvrail.com/

Zoologist with the Chattanooga Zoo You don’t have to travel the world to see the animals. At the Chattanooga Zoo you can see chimpanzees, red pandas, snow leopards, jaguars, reptiles, camel and many more exciting animals. Experience “up close and personal” animal encounters while learning about their enrichment and nutritional needs in addition to their habits and habitats.

Get wild at the Chattanooga Zoo! http://www.chattzoo.org/

Critter at the Tennessee Aquarium Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an otter, penguin, shark or any other creature. Enjoy crafts, play Brain Games, learn about animal enrichment, taste the creature’s diets, quiz the animal experts and watch training sessions.

Be a critter! http://www.tnaqua.org/

Sword Fighter at Rock City Gardens Do you think you have what it takes to be a sword fighter? Journey to a faraway kingdom as a sword fighter or archer. In addition to learning basic archery and climbing the castle wall, you will get to meet Little Red Riding Hood, Snow White, Cinderella and the Fairy Godmother! You can also go on a self-guided tour along the Enchanted Trail and see the ancient rock formations and panoramic views.

Experience the enchanted magic of Rock City Gardens during Fairytale Nights. http://www.seerockcity.com/

Speleologist at Ruby Falls Study caves, their structure, physical properties, history and changes as well as learning about rocks as a speleologist. Explore the caves and waterfall of America’s deepest cave accessible to the public.

What better time to get spelunking! http://www.rubyfalls.com/

Rock Climber at High Point Climbing Learn about climbing and scale 3,000 square feet of indoor climbing. You will be introduced to the equipment, climbing techniques, knot tying, bouldering and team building.

Climb high this spring break! http://highpointclimbing.com/

Art Explorer with the Hunter Museum Stroll through the three buildings that store the galleries of the Hunter Museum. Catch a glimpse of the places and people that shaped American history. See portraits of George Washington, Andy Warhol’s pop art and works from Winslow Homer and Grandma Moses.

Discover the hidden treasures of art! http://www.huntermuseum.org/

Inventor at the Creative Discovery Museum Using hammers and saws to sewing machines and electronics you can become an inventor. Create a guided project or make your own creation in the Make It Gallery. Projects include woodworking, sewing, construction, electronics and upcycling.

Create your own invention! http://www.cdmfun.org/