Support the Tennessee Aquarium
Your donation helps the Aquarium build environmental awareness in people of all ages and protect our region’s streams, rivers and aquatic animals. We proudly operate as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit institution, and all charitable contributions toward our work are fully tax-deductible. We invite you to support your Tennessee Aquarium today.
Each year nearly 100,000 students learn through award-winning educational programs at the Tennessee Aquarium. These fun-filled programs not only exceed common core and science standards, but they also help students perform better in the classroom. Unfortunately, experiential learning opportunities, like trips to the Aquarium, are often cut as school budgets tighten. But you can help. Give to the Aquarium’s “$20 for 7” Drive For Schools. Your $20 gift covers transportation costs for 7 deserving students.
Annual benefits and privileges are our way of thanking our contributing members for your generosity. Memberships are 100% tax deductible under Internal Revenue Service guidelines. Member privileges subject to change. Memberships are not transferable or refundable.
- Sustainer Level $5,000 + (tax deductible) » JOIN NOW
A gift of $5,000 provides admission for 20 elementary school classes to visit and have a science classroom program.
- Guardian Level $2,500 - $4,999 (tax deductible) » JOIN NOW
A gift of $2,500 purchases costumes so that children can “become” their favorite animal during an outreach program.
- Conservationist Level $1,000 - $2,499 (tax deductible) » JOIN NOW
A gift of $1,800 provides water quality testing equipment to teach students in biology fundamentals in local streams.
- Curator Level $500 - $999 (tax deductible) » JOIN NOW
A contribution of $500 covers the cost of one year of diagnostic x-rays for endangered turtles, native to the Tennessee Valley, to enhance their reproductive success. These turtles are then released into the wild to re-establish breeding populations.
- Aquarist Level $250 - $499 (tax deductible) » JOIN NOW
A contribution of $250 provides free in-service training programs for 2 elementary school science teachers.
Help build the long-term future of the Aquarium by joining the Watershed Society with a planned gift. Learn More...
Your gift in honor or memory of a loved one is a great way to make a tribute and support the Aquarium at the same time. Learn More...
Make your gift go even further by requesting that your employer match your gift to the Tennessee Aquarium. Learn More...
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