The animal world is full of bizarre oddities and strange behaviors.
For example, were you aware that butterflies taste with their feet? Did you know salamanders breathe through their skin? Did you know that some fish build nests out of bubbles?
Beginning this Tuesday, the Tennessee Aquarium will highlight these oddities with various programs and demonstrations throughout the month during "Oddtober."
Oddtober events are free with aquarium admission.
Aquarium visitors will discover fun facts and head-scratching behaviors, as well as adaptations of creatures from around the world.
The monthlong celebration will also feature keeper talks and dive programs. Backstage passes are also available to get even closer to sharks and freshwater megafish of the River Giants Exhibit.
With admission to the aquarium, guests have access to programs between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Some highlights include a Piranha Presentation, the Secret Lives of Sea Stars, Owl Oddities and Peculiar Penguins. Costumed divers will swim in tanks throughout the day in a program called Scuba in Style.
The complete list of daily activities is available here.
A special trick-or-treat party will be Oct. 25 from 6-9 p.m. called AquaScarium VI: Pirates of the Aquarium. This "safe, but spirited Halloween party" for kids features dueling pirates and costumed scuba divers. A trick-or-treat scavenger hunt for kids will also take place. Guests are encouraged to register for the event by Oct. 23.
Tickets for the party are $30 for adults, $20 for children and $6 for members.
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