The Tennessee Aquarium is committed to be the most responsible stewards of our members’ generosity.
Contributing members are special donors who know that individual drops of support connect to make a big difference in the Aquarium’s impact. The contributing member benefits outlined below provide special access to the people and programs that enhance your Aquarium experience on every visit.
Sustainer Level $5,000 + 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 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 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 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 $300 - $499 JOIN NOW
A contribution of $300 provides free in-service training programs for 2 elementary school science teachers.