Contributing Memberships

Contributing Membership Benefits

In celebration of the Aquarium’s 20th anniversary, we have made some changes that reflect our commitment to be the most responsible stewards of our members’ generosity. Our donors share in our mission to inspire wonder, appreciation and protection of water and all life that it sustains, so we are excited to offer more ways for you to get involved. The changes outlined below underscore the charitable relationship contributing members have with the Aquarium as we strive to provide the best possible experience for all of our members.

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 NOWA 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 NOWA 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 NOWA 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 NOWA contribution of $250 provides free in-service training programs for 2 elementary school science teachers.

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